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.



In 2019, the Federal Republic of Germany will be celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most important college of architecture and design. To coincide with the Bauhaus anniversary, the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin is to be given the spatial facilities it needs to meet the requirements of running a museum and archive in the 21st century. The existing building, designed by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, is to be renovated in accordance with historic monument requirements and will be extended with the addition of a new building. The Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung holds the world’s most extensive collection of materials on the history of the Bauhaus. The building, opened in 1979, has now become too small and is no longer able to do justice to the increased demands on a museum that also serves as an archive. Visitor numbers have doubled during the last 10 years; in 2014, a total of 115,000 people interested in the Bauhaus visited the building. In the future, the functions of the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung are to be distributed across two buildings. The intention is to use the existing building for the archive, while the annexe building will be used as the museum.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
Extension buidling of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung: glass tower as entrance, design: Volker Staab Architekten, Berlin.

the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung
Knesebeckstrasse 1-2
Mon–Sat 10 am to 6 pm.
Free admission



While our museum is being renovated and extended, we welcome you at the temporary bauhaus-archiv / museum für gestaltung, our temporary location in Berlin's Charlottenburg district. Experimentation with presentation formats and cooperations as well as events is the main focus of the temporary.

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