Paulinum, University of Leipzig


Project: Paulinum, University of Leipzig
Building Type: Schools/Educational establishments, Concert hall/Theatre/Lecture theatre/Function rooms, Museum, Multipurpose building
Address: Augustusplatz
Zip/City: 04109 Leipzig
Country: Germany
Company Division: Lindner SE | Fit-Out Central.East Germany
Completion: from 2012 to 2017


Project: Paulinum, University of Leipzig

When the former university church St. Pauli was blasted in 1968 by the order of the SED regime, it left a scar at Leipzig´s Augustplatz. After Germany´s reunification, the decision in favour of a reconstruction was made, even though with a mixed use: an exhibition area for sacral pieces of art that were rescued before the deconstruction; an auditorium for the university and last but not least a church.

Lindner AG was contracted with a large scope of works for the interior fit-out of the auditorium. This includes the construction of a vaulted ceiling with numerous ornamentations that were created with stucco elements. About 3,200 metres of hollow stucco profiles have been fitted on an area of about 900 sqm. The auditorium features 16 pillars, which have been cladded in glass, a total of 320 individual panes. Natural light shines through eleven gothic windows, whose construction was also the responsibility of Lindner. As to the flooring, the choice was in favour of FLOOR & more® comfort, a powerful hollow floor with integrated heating technology. At the same time, its natural stone covering completes the sophisticated aura of the room.

Companies involved

Client: Staatsbetrieb Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement, Chemnitz, Germany
Architecture: Erick van Egeraat Architects, Rotterdam,


Hollow floor systems
FLOOR and more® comfort
Plasterboard partition systems
Plasterboard wall lining systems 2,500 sqm
Plasterboard accessories
Glazed pillar claddings 16 Pcs.
Steel construction works
Structural steel engineering 85,000 t
Rendering and plastering works
Vaulted Ceiling 900 sqm
Painter, paperhanging and varnishing works
Coating and varnishing 3,400 sqm