23 October 2015

#999 Germany

The Fagus Factory (GermanFagus Fabrik or Fagus Werk), a shoe last factory in Alfeld on the Leine, Lower Saxony, Germany, is an important example of early modern architecture. Commissioned by owner Carl Benscheidt who wanted a radical structure to express the company's break from the past, the factory was designed by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer. It was constructed between 1911 and 1913, with additions and interiors completed in 1925.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2011

Thank you, Anke !

Sent on: October 12, 2015
Received on: October 14, 2015

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