Bauhaus Museum Dessau

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.


The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is being built by addenda architects (González Hinz Zabala), an up-and-coming architecture office from Barcelona. Their design was selected from 831 submissions in an open international competition held in late 2015. The jury were convinced by the museum concept – a building within a building – comprising a soaring steelwork block in a glass envelope. On the upper floor, a hermetic ‘Black Box’ will enable the presentation of the collection. The museum tasks of collecting, preservation and conservation will be performed here. The transparent ground floor, the museum foyer, will serve as an open platform offering among other things curatorial freedom for temporary exhibitions of contemporary works and events. The museum is located in the city park in the centre of Dessau, where it will establish a connection between the built-up part of the city on the Kavalierstraße and the green periphery of the park.


Contractor Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Architecture addenda architects (González Hinz Zabala), Barcelona
Function Exhibition spaces and rooms for pedagogical activities, visitor service, shop, lounge and café
Exhibitionspace 2.100 m²
Costs 28 Mio. Euro
Construction period 2016 until 2019
Opening 8th September 2019



The foundation stone for the new museum was laid on 4 December 2016 during the festive weekend to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus Building. Work on the new museum building has been progressing since then. In October 2017 the foundation pit was completed and the structural work on the ground floor began. In September 2018, the upper floor and roof area were completed. At the same time the facade work was started. In December 2019, the building and facade will be completely finished. By the end of the 1st quarter of 2019, the finishing work is to be completed.

Das Bauhaus Museum Dessau – Eröffnung am 8. September 2019

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[Translate to English:] Zum 100. Gründungsjubiläum des Bauhaus Dessau wird es 2019 ein neues Museum geben: das Bauhaus Museum Dessau. Erstmals kann dort die Sammlung der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau umfassend gezeigt werden. Wie wird es aussehen und was wird dort zu sehen sein? Über das architektonische Konzept, die Idee der offenen Bühne und das neue Museum als Kultur-Ort erzählen die Beteiligten.

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