Haus des Buches - House of the Book
Tradition in the Grafisches Viertel
In place of the bookseller's house, which was destroyed in World War II, a new literature centre, the Haus des Buches, was built between 1995 and 1996 on behalf of the "Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels" (German Publishers & Booksellers Association) according to designs by the planning association Angela Wandelt and HPP Leipzig. The red brick ensemble is one of the most remarkable new buildings of recent years, the construction of which continues the tradition of the city's Grafisches Viertel.
The ensemble consists of a complex open to the south, a seven-storey tower and an old unit, connected by a glazed cube. Behind the glass façade are two atriums in the direction of Prager Straße, one of which houses the metal installation "Buchstabenfeld" (Field of Letters). In front of the building complex you will find a column of letters with the names of former Leipzig publishers.