More space for literature Schwitzke realizes the redesign of the Hugendubel flagship store in Leipzig

The Leipzig Book Fair, an annual highlight for literature enthusiasts, stands not only for the diversity of the book world, but also for the city's close connection to the book trade. With the completion of the redesign of the 2,130 m² Hugendubel store in Leipzig, the interior design and general contractor team from the Düsseldorf-based Schwitzke Group has once again created new space for the local reading culture.

After an extensive three-month construction period, the store at Petersstraße 12 - 14 officially opened its doors at the end of March. Schwitzke & Partner was responsible for the redesign, while Schwitzke Project was responsible for the realization of the store during ongoing operations over four floors. The most striking feature of the conversion is the relocation of the main façade in the entrance area on the first floor. Thanks to this measure, the store now blends harmoniously into the cityscape and significantly improves visibility.

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As part of the redesign, Schwitzke also took on the removal of an escalator. Closing the hole in the ceiling created a new, spacious entrance area that invites visitors to explore the extended sales area. In addition, existing elements of the store were revitalized in a cost-conscious manner. The entire space was redesigned, including floors, walls, ceilings and lighting, and new furniture was added. These changes give the store a new look and make it much more transparent and accessible.
Leipzig is one of several stores that Schwitzke has currently remodeled for Hugendubel. The Berlin branch was opened a few weeks ago, with the locations in Ulm and Lindau to follow.

"We implemented the conversion with a clear focus on the needs of customers and the requirements of the modern book trade. By moving the main façade and removing the escalator, we have not only expanded the sales area, but also created a new spaciousness and dynamism on the first floor," says Tina Jokisch, Managing Director of Schwitzke & Partner.


The new Hugendubel Flagshipstore in Leipzig © Schwitzke

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