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The listed “MERKURHAUS” building is a corner house that was built in 1866 on Schlossgasse/Petersstrasse. In 1886, renowned architect Arwed Roßbach was commissioned to build a five-storey, tower-like department store in Historicism style. In 1898, Roßbach enlarged the building with an expansion that covered the full width and height of the south side, with Art Nouveau influences in its façade. Even then, the building was equipped with the latest technology: the first escalator in Leipzig was put into operation here in 1898.

Between 1936 and 1937, a new-build was added and still survives to this day. It was designed by the architect Karl Fezer. The six-storey building with its reinforced concrete skeleton construction stretches between Schlossgasse and Markgrafenstrasse. Its rows of around 450 relatively narrow windows inset into the limestone façade result in a stringent horizontal arrangement, accentuated by wide ledges above the ground floor as well as above the fourth and fifth floors. The contrasting bay window-style porches on the two longitudinal sides are a nod to Leipzig’s baroque bay window tradition.

The overall floorplan has been optimised due to new concepts and extensive refurbishment. Today, 10,000 m² of high quality retail and office space have been created and leased on the Merkurhaus site.
Contact

Jachimowicz Group

ADDRESS
Kurfürstendamm 46
10707 Berlin

TELEPHONE
+49 30 315 13 - 0

FAX
+49 30 315 13 - 151

EMAIL
mail@jachimowicz.de

WEBSITE
www.jachimowicz.de
PrivagReal Management GmbH
Kurfürstendamm 46
10707 Berlin

EMAIL
mail@privagreal.de

TELEPHONE
+49 30 31 51 31 – 55

FAX
+49 30 315 13 - 151

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Martina Hill

COURT OF JURISDICTION
District Court Berlin-Charlottenburg

COMMERCIAL REGISTER NO.
HRB 52895

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