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Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz station in Leipzig, Germany by MAX DUDLER

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: MAX DUDLER

The station concourse, with a rectangular section and a slight longitudinal curve, is situated 20 metres below ground. Walls and ceilings of the elongated, column-free hall are clad with large, backlit prefabricated glass blocks set into a framework of fair-faced precast concrete. This gives the station concourse a bright and spacious feel. Extreme repetition of one and the same motif makes its actual dimensions almost intangible for passengers.

Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller

  • Architects: MAX DUDLER
  • Project: Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz station
  • Location: Leipzig, Germany
  • Photography: Stefan Müller
  • Developers: Deutsche Bahn AG together with the Free State of Saxony
  • Occupant: DB Station & Service AG

Construction volume

  • Net floor area: 3,900 m²
  • Gross floor area: 5,678.5 m²
  • Gross building volume: 77,280 m³

Station concourse dimensions

  • Height: 15 metres
  • Length: 141 metres
  • Width: 21 metres
  • Planning and construction period: 1997 until December 2012
  • Gross construction costs: EUR 17.5 million (building shell)
  • Project managers: Ilko-M. Mauruschat, Christof Berkenhoff, Max Rein
  • Construction Supervision: Arge BOL/BÜ
  • Structural Engineers: Pichler Ingenieure GmbH
  • Building services: Planungsgemeinschaft Winter-Graner
  • Fire protection: Brandschutz Consult, Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH Leipzig

BMW Showroom in Leipzig, Germany by Zaha Hadid

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
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The last link in a ‘chain’ of buildings, the showroom references adjacent structures, onsite processes and the BMW car through its dynamic shape – forming naturally from the surface of the car park, extending its surfaces through two building parts which ‘rotate’ one around the other to contain showroom and other functions.

Walk By View of the Showroom

  • Architect: Zaha Hahdid Architects
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Matthias Frei (Lph 1-4), Cornelius Schlotthauer (Lph 5-8)
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • 2003 – 2006
  • Built Area: 4,000m2
  • Design Team: Caroline Andersen, Manuela Gatto, Jim Heverin, Jan Huebener, Markus Planteu, Lars Teichmann

Back View of Showroom

Alternate Front View

  • Structural: WPW Ingenieure GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Cost / QS: WPW Ingenieure GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Landscaping: Gross.Max, Edinburgh, UK

The BMW showroom, which also serves as delivery unit of company cars and contains both garage and training academy, constitutes the last link in a chain of buildings created for the BMW plant at Leipzig.

Showroom at Night

The showroom occupies the main approach to the Zaha Hadid Architects designed Central Building, referencing adjacent structures, onsite processes and the BMW car through its dynamic shape.

Showroom Model

The building emerges naturally from trajectories established by the Central Building, forming from the surface of the car park, extending its surfaces to form two distinct building parts, pointed outwards in opposition yet seemingly rotating one around the other.

Showroom Model


With one building element the main showroom or exhibition hall is accommodated; an exposed concrete wall containing curved and rhombic passages houses workshop and academy. While the showroom façade presents as a light and open feature, through the use of ‘strip windows’, the workshop is finished in contrast – stonewalled and bitumen-grey, signifying its status as a place of concentrated endeavor.

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BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

More projects by Zaha Hadid

Our Central Building for BMW constituted a radical reinterpretation of the traditional office – transforming the building and the functions it contains into a more dynamic, engaging ‘nerve-centre’ or ‘communication knot’ – funneling all movement around the manufacturing complex through a space that transcends conventional white collar/blue collar spatial divisions.

BMW Central Building

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: BMW Central Building
  • Location:Leipzig, Germany
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Date: 2001 / 2005
  • Client: BMW AG
  • Status: Built
  • Size: 25,000m²
  • Project Architect: Jim Heverin, Lars Teichmann


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