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PAULSKIRCHE – A monument under pressure

Frankfurt/Main | Exhibition | till 16.2.2020

In the hope that Frankfurt would become the new German capital, the Paulskirche was rebuilt as a potential seat for the parliament in 1947, having been severely damaged by bombing raids. For this building task of national importance, the „Paulskirche Planning Committee“ created a deliberately sober space that symbolizes the new democratic era.
The exhibition outlines the history of its construction and rebuilding from 1786 to today in parallel with the relevant political and social trends.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)/Moritz Bernoully

original bauhaus

Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects.

VG Bild-Kunst Bonn / Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, Foto: Fred Kraus

About Mies

Learn more about the life and work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), who served as director of the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1930 to 1933 and is regarded as a towering figure in avant-garde architecture.

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau. © Peter Jan Pahl
Construction culture

Bauhaus Buildings Dessau: Originals retold

The Bauhaus intended to develop new forms of housing and living. This was represented by the Studio Building, designed as a collective dwelling house: 28 studio apartments for students and junior masters, equipped with built-in cupboards and tubular steel furniture, tea kitchens on every floor, a roof terrace, a canteen in the ground floor, bathrooms in the basement, and balconies. The balconies were particularly popular: they were an excellent motif for photographies of the house and its residents. Once 14 people fitted on one of the small balconies!

Photo: Tillmann Franzen, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Alternatives for Living

Blueprints for Lange House and Esters House
Krefeld | exhibition | till 26.1.2020

How do we want to live, how can we and must we live , today and in the future? What forms of cohabitation are conceivable? What potentials, hopes and fears are connected to the globalised, mobile, digital society? In conjunction with the yearlong Alternatives for Living project, the Kunstmuseen Krefeld invited 16 international artists, designers and architects to develop alternative forms of domestic living for Haus Lange and Haus Esters.

Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Photo: Volker Döhne © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Construction culture

Liebling Haus – The White City Center

The White City Center (WCC) was co-founded by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and the German government at a historical and cultural crossroad in the heart of Tel Aviv. The WCC's mission is to actively preserve the heritage of the White City site and the international style, known in Israel as the Bauhaus.

Photo: Barak Brinker


Selected three times as a world cultural heritage site in a landscape full of character and poetry – the Dessau-Anhalt-Wittenberg world heritage region is a must-see for everyone – and Dessau-Roßlau town is simply the best place to visit. Over half (8) of the world heritage sites are located in the town itself and trains, buses, roads, fascinating cycle routes and hiking trails are all available for your trip to Wörlitz and Wittenberg.

Photo: Tillmann Franzen, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Bauhaus-Museum Weimar

In 2019 when the whole world will be celebrating the founding of the Weimar State Bauhaus 100 years ago the most important date for Weimar and the city’s visitors will be 5 April. On this day the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar will open after a three-year construction period.

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The Grand Tour of Modernism Thuringia

The Bauhaus comes from Thuringia and has left a number of traces in a multitude of locations throughout the state. From here, it went on to conquer the world and, with its functional design, it has continued to make its mark on our living rooms right through to the present day.