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Here, we publish the latest news and introduce future themes, places, institutions and opinions related to the Grand Tour of Modernism.

Photo: Tillmann Franzen, tillmannfranzen.com © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
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!

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

Alternatives for Living

Blueprints for Lange House and Esters House
Krefeld | exhibition | 17.3.2019-26.1.2020

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.

Photo: Barak Brinker
Construction culture

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.

Dessau-Roßlau

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, tillmannfranzen.com © 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.

Travel

Bauhaus projects around the world

Bauhaus was always a global phenomenon which reverberated around the world. The anniversary programme 100 years of bauhaus accordingly pays tribute to this.

Centre for Documentary Architecture, 2018, Photo: Anna Luise Schubert

Programme

Concerts, installations, puppet and straight theatre, dance and film, workshops and guided tours, games and festivities: The programme offers numerous different events and formats for Bauhaus experts and novices.

Stan Hema
Interviews

Avant-garde in the Lower Rhine region

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is associated with iconic buildings such as the Barcelona Pavilion or the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Less well know however is that from 1927 to 1938 Mies cultivated a close relationship with the city of Krefeld in North-Rhine Westphalia and also made his mark there. We spoke with Christiane Lange, art historian and curator of the Krefeld contribution to the Bauhaus Centenary. Her great-grandfather Hermann Lange commissioned Mies, one of the most eminent architects of the modern era, to build his house in Krefeld in the 1920s.

© VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2016
Construction culture

Bauhaus treasure in pine forest

Only 40 kilometres north of Berlin, hidden in a pine forest, lies Hannes Meyers’ impressive construction for the Bundesschule des ADGB (ADBG Trade Union School). The ADBG school shows Bauhaus architecture with a rough charm in an idyllic landscape.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, photo: Christoph Petras, 2011 | © Handwerkskammer Berlin
Construction culture

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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Construction culture

Bauhaus Museum Dessau

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is being built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and will open in 2019, the centenary year. So far, it has only been possible to present the prized collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in a limited way in the Bauhaus Building. In the new museum, a suitable space to publicly display the collection is being created for the very first time.

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.