Fagus Factory – one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites

Fagus Factory – one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites
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2 votedvote is glad to inform that German Post released a stamp dedicated to Fagus Factory - one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The item depicted the factory in all its beauty. The stamp was unveiled on the 2d of October.

The Fagus factory in Alfeld was included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2011.

The factory represents the original work of modernist industrial architecture and a specimen from the "New Objectivity" movement. It was the first major building by Walter Gropius, later known as a famous Bauhaus architect, who was hired by the industrialist Carl Benscheidt to build a shoemaker's last factory.

A glass and steel construction and unsupported, fully windowed corners made it a hallmark for the new brand of architecture, giving the three storey building facade a weightless elegance. Shoemaker's lasts are still made today at the Fagus factory.

Today the factory continues to turn out products at full steam 50 kilometers south of Hannover, treating visitors to both exhibitions and concerts.

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