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Riverboat Leipzig Karl-Heine-Kanal - Erich-Zeigner-Allee Leipzig
The MDR had the desire to find a new home for the traditional talkshow Riverboat in Leipzig. Together with the investor Rene'Gauglitz, who had a piece of land on the Karl-Heine-Kanal, a connection bridge to the White Elster, the Leipzig architect Manfred Denda developed the project on an old railway bridge that led across the canal and belonged to the property. On this old bridge, only 3.70m wide and ca.18.0m long, the new MDR venue was developed as a new entertainment project, which became a symbol for the district in Leipzig-Plagwitz. Now the object has a length of 38m and about 13m width. The old bridge was used in an interesting constructive-static way. The modern TV studio had to meet a wide range of requirements: 115 seats, excellent acoustic and climatic conditions as well as integration into a residential area and the possibility of various cultural events from the Variete. There were also planned in addiction to the Riverboat a boat harbor, restaurant, beer garden. The revitalized Leipzig river landscape was further enhanced in a remarkable way. The authorities had a remarkable case in their building approval practice to solve. In the meantime, the object has proved itself again and again and has become the corporate identity of the success story of the "Riverboat". The predominantly Saxon craftsmen have realized the modern interpretation of origin, tradition, usage and integration into a sensitive environment. Various maritime associations of the wood and metal cladding, form, location, arrangement of the stairs, bridges and masts, also design elements inside the Leipzig landscape, which stands for tradition and modernity. Since 2013 the RIVERBOAT has been used by the Kulturhafen on Riverboat GmbH & Co. KG / Music School MUSIFA.
numbers and facts - customer: Rene´Gauglitz - realization planning and construction period: 2003 - general tenant: Central German radio Entertainment talkshow "Riverboat" of the MDR, broadcasting time: every 14 days - further uses: use as a riverboat stage for shows, variety, cabaret, chansons, company events, broadcasts, coffees, etc. - additional functions in the grounds: river boat harbor, boat dock, restaurant, bar, beer garden - general planning: DENDA ARCHITECTS
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