One of Oscar Niemeyer’s final designs, a glass and concrete sphere which would have been perched on the corner of a factory building, is set to be completed in Leipzig, Germany.
In 2011, Niemeyer was commissioned by railway crane manufacturer Kirow Leipzig to design an addition to the company’s central plant in Leipzig that would house a cafeteria, lounge and bar.
Shortly before he died in December 2012, at the age of 104, Niemeyer completed a sketch of the structure.
It consisted of a sphere with a lattice pattern underneath a reinforced concrete patch.
The head of Kirow Leipzig, Ludwig Koehne, who was also responsible for the design of the factory, said the design will be completed to house catering facilities. It is set to opened next year