Since 2007, we have been transforming one of Europe’s former largest industrial areas in Leipzig-Plagwitz into a sustainable, mixed district for housing and commerce, art and culture. In our now five contiguous quarters, the Plagwitzer Höfe, we are successively refurbishing and revitalizing old and heritage-protected factory buildings and all halls.

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Planned CO2-savings in numbers

Tons CO2 less
per year
Truck kilometers
0 %
through decarbonized energies
The Plagwitzer Höfe are pioneers when it comes to sustainability. We focused on renewable energies at an early stage and installed Leipzig’s largest PV system here, with 5,684 solar modules on a roof area of around 9,600 m2 . In Quartier A, we are going one step further: with energy generation using methane electrolysis, whose use is unique in the real estate industry, we are already demonstrating how the latest technologies from our country can be used to actively and practically protect the climate. Our technology mix also includes several photovoltaic plants, a hydrogen storage facility with electrolysers as well as fuel cells, charging infrastructure for e-mobility and an H2-ready combined heat and power plant. The linchpin is the energy center, which controls the entire supply to the neighborhood. In terms of CO2 savings, we even manage to achieve a climate-positive balance – in other words, we avoid more CO2 in the heat supply to the buildings than we cause. We offer the surplus of green electricity that we generate to third parties.
Project data


Weißenfelser Straße
04229 Leipzig

Object typ

Urban development


Commercial: approx. 46,940 m² (leasable area)
Residential: approx. 830 m² (rental space)



Project pictures

Status 01.07.2023

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