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The Bauhaus Perspective on Green Spaces

The Bauhaus shifted perspectives further afield. Modernism turned familiar perforated façades into glass envelopes – thereby providing an unobstructed view of the outside world. What role does the outdoors play in the Bauhaus? What is its understanding of the countryside and green areas we live in? And how does the Bauhaus period inspire the design of open spaces today?

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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, tillmannfranzen.com © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
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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
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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.

Photo: Thomas Müller, Klassik Stiftung Weimar
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Bauhaus Museum Dessau

The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is being built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and will open on September 8th 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.

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Hartmut Bösener, 2019
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The Bauhaus-Archiv

To celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in 2019, the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung is being renovated in accordance with historic monument requirements during the next few years, with a new museum building being added.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
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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
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What exactly was the Bauhaus?

During its almost fourteen years of existence, the Bauhaus revolutionised creative and artistic thinking and work worldwide. The distinguished teachers who worked here included Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Oskar Schlemmer, to name but a few.

Photo: unknown 1926, reproduction 1998. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin, with the courtesy of Société Kandinsky, Paris.