Special structures – Tuchschmid

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Kirow Canteen and Restaurant, Project Oscar Niemeyer, Leipzig

Category: News, Special structures, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2018 - 2019
Location: Leipzig (DE)
Owner: Kirow-Ardelt GmbH Leipzig
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer, Realisierung Architektur: Jair Valera / Harald Kern
Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Förster + Sennewald München

A futuristic spherical building designed by the Brazilian star architect Oscar Niemeyer is being erected on the premises of the Kirow factories in Leipzig. The white sphere (diameter 12 metres) of concrete, steel and glass placed on one corner of the listed brick building will attract many visitors as an architectural highlight. At the same time, the canteen and restaurant will be open to the public and will serve as a meeting and event venue in the
mixed quarter of artists and industry. Tuchschmid is responsible for the detailed planning and realisation of the two large curved spherical cutouts made of steel and glass. A crystalline glass (Liquid Crystal Glass) developed by Merck is installed in the upper glazing level, which can give shade at the touch of a button.