Spinnerei - from cotton to culture. "...As an historical factory the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei had developed into the largest cotton-spinning mill on the European mainland in the years between 1884 and 1907. Encompassing approximately 12 hectares the area included - in addition to the factory itself - gardens, workers accommodation and a kindergarden. After the decline of cotton yarn production in the early 1990s, the factory was used for different purposes in the following years. The preserved basic structure of the buildings made it interesting for the revival with an alternative use. Especially the pure atmosphere attracted artists to work here. Those who today represent the famous New Leipzig School continued to value the studio spaces."