The beautiful dreamy Görnische Gasse is located in the so-called Görnische Vorstadt and originated from the Slavic village Kirnitz (also Görnitz) and is now considered part of the Triebischvorstadt. The place “Kirnitz” was mentioned for the first time in 1287 and was located directly southwest of the old town of Meißen on the left bank of the Triebisch River, below the city wall. From this place a path, which was laid out with the planned foundation of the town, led through the “Kirniczsch thor” – a staging post for guards, which was built in 1357, but unfortunately demolished in 1837. This road was first called “Kyrnischgasse”, only in 1597 the current spelling “Görnische Gasse” prevailed. In this somewhat off the beaten track lane there are remarkable houses from the Renaissance period, which have survived the test of time. Also because they were almost spared from the last devastating city fire in 1637 and thus preserved.
“The redevelopment of houses 2 and 3 at the entrance to the alley will decisively upgrade the street, which will also benefit the adjacent Hundewinkelplatz and thus extend the dwell time somewhat,” Antje Hainz proudly tells us. “We are trying to preserve as much as possible of the historic building fabric, some of which dates back to the 16th century, and to include and restore in our plans the Baroque articulation of one and the Renaissance details on the window front of the other.” “Seven apartments have been created with large windows and modern-sized rooms. An elevator that guarantees accessibility to the apartments. Large balconies, exposed beams and even parts of the historic brickwork have been incorporated,” Antje Hainz continues. Anyone who knows the houses from an earlier time would never have believed what they could one day become.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the art historian and architect Cornelius Gurlitt (born 01.01.1850 near Wurzen, died 25.03.1938 in Dresden), a co-founder of art historical Baroque research and founder of Saxon monument preservation, produced one of the most comprehensive descriptions of the “Inventarisierung der Kunstdenkmäler des Königreiches Sachsen” in 41 volumes. These are the bibles for every architect, and Gurlitt is also credited with founding the “Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA)” (Association of German Architects), which was founded in 1903. Cornelius Gurlitt worked in an interdisciplinary manner in the fields of architecture, art history, monument preservation and urban planning. He contributed significantly to the revaluation of the Baroque as a noteworthy art-historical epoch and thus ensured the preservation of historical building fabric, not only in Dresden. His work covers the German-speaking countries. Excerpt Gurlitt “Amtshauptmannschaft Meißen – Beschreibung Darstellung der älteren Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler des Königreiches Sachsen” (1923): Görnische Gasse 2 (277): Residential house with six windows front and two upper floors, the upper of which was probably built around 1800. The jamb profiles of the other point to the period around 1560-70. Likewise, the round-arched door with stone seats, plain profile with a large Karnies (Karnies: a decorative element of architecture. It is also called bell molding) as the main element. Only the keystone contradicts the time determination. It bears the date 1673, below it foliage into which is subsequently chiseled: 1787. Gurlitt considers the keystone to be a subsequent insertion, which led to the widening of the gate. Görnische Gasse 3 (278): simple residential house with six windows front and two upper floors. On the keystone inscribed: G.H./G./1842 From 1927, a “drawing on structural changes in the property of Mr. L. Fischer Meißen, Görnische Gasse 2” has survived.
Since 2014, the buildings have been secured and subsequently renovated and modernized. In addition to preserving the cultural-historical values and upgrading the spatial qualities, the principle of the structural development was to provide contemporary comfort of use for the resulting spacious apartments and business premises.
texts by: H. Dassler und A. Schramm ©
Quelle: sächsische Zeitung
Since 03.12.2022 Fornieles Gallery&Atelier is located on the groundfloor of the house 2. The showcase of House No. 3 is also part of the project of the Spanish artist Emilio Fornieles. In House 2 the artist works and organizes solo exhibitions of his artworks. He also organizes events related to art, such as Art&Wine, lectures, presentations, guided tours or Meet the Artist. The showcase of the 3rd house represents the information of the current exhibitions. You can participate in any of the above events through this website. Enjoy the different offers – not only for the eyes – also for the palate in a special synergy of art and history with a glass of Spanish red wine.