Tugendhat House

Film by Dieter Reifarth

The Tugendhat house was completed in 1930 and is located in the Czech Brno. With his modern architecture, architect Mies van der Rohe attempted to realize a social utopian claim. Client Mies van der Rohe's was the couple Grete and Fritz Tugendhat.
With his documentary Dieter Reifarth addresses the mood of optimism between the two great world wars, the Nazi occupation, but also the expulsion and emigration of the Tugendhat family to Switzerland and Venezuela, the first post-war years in which the house served as a private dance school and the decades after that.
In the early 1950s, the villa became a therapy center for spinal damaged children and remained there for the next thirty years. In 2001 UNESCO declared the house a World Heritage Site because of its universal importance as an architectural work of art. In 2010 began the elaborate restoration of the house Tugendhat.


Haus Tugendhat
Documentation, CZ 2013, directed by Dieter Reifarth, 117 Min.