Martin Luther University, GSZ Library


Project: Martin Luther University, GSZ Library
Building Type: Library, Schools/Educational establishments
Address: Emil-Abderhalden-Straße 25
Zip/City: 06108 Halle (Saale)
Country: Germany
Company Division: Lindner SE | Interior Fit-out and Furnishings
Completion: from 2013 to 2014


Project: Martin Luther University, GSZ Library

The newly built library of the Martin-Luther-University is a substantial part of the centre for arts and social sciences. The interior of the building features two 'bookshelves' and a large atrium in between. Visitors may reach their desired level through a large stairwell located in the atrium. A glazed roof construction allows natural light to illuminate the areas of the building with the support of LED systems. The erection of the library required an investment capital of €16 mio and created 4,600 sqm of usable space, containing 800,000 volumes.


The library´s architecture is rather discreet, despite its lively elements. Clear structures are in interplay with warm accents emitted by wooden elements, creating a pleasant atmosphere for learning and reading. Lindner Objektdesign GmbH, being a specialist for timber constructions and joinery works, was contracted with the production and installation of wooden wall claddings for the atrium.

Companies involved

Client: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Architecture: Eßman Gärtner Nieper Architekten GbR, Darmstadt, Germany


Wall claddings
Balustrade claddings
Partition systems