Fagus Factory

The Fagus Factory (German: Fagus 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.

Fagus Factory in Alfeld
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationAlfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Reference1368
Inscription2011 (35th Session)
Area1.88 ha (4.6 acres)
Buffer zone18.89 ha (46.7 acres)
Coordinates51°59′1″N 9°48′40″E
Location of Fagus Factory in Lower Saxony
Fagus Factory (Germany)

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