The Oscar Niemeyer Sphere was completed at the end of June 2020.
The Minister President of the Free State of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, inaugurated it on 03.07.2020. The Suite No.3 for violoncello by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Stephan Koncz of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, served as Sanctus.
The Niemeyer Sphere was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 2011.
It all began with a letter from the Techne Sphere Leipzig founder Ludwig Koehne to the Brazilian architect outlining the idea for an extension to the canteen at the location.
A short time later saw the idea to build a tower and spherical construction born, realised in close collaboration with Jair Valera, Office Manager of Studio Oscar Niemeyer.
The building attracted the interest of the architectural press as early as the construction phase.
Photo: Margret Hoppe