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.

Life

Museum Esters House, Krefeld, garden side| Photo: Volker Döhne

Lange House and Esters House, Krefeld

SITE | GRAND TOUR OF MODERNISM

In the Lange and Esters Houses (1930), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe combined the New Architecture with the rather conventional spatial programme of a home for the upper middle class. The unadorned, box-like brick buildings are among the highlights of the Bauhaus city of Krefeld.

Architecture

Mies van der Rohe Business Park

VerSeidAG Dyeworks and Warehouse, Krefeld

SITE | GRAND TOUR OF MODERNISM

The VerSeidAG building in Krefeld (1931), a straightforward and unadorned rectangular block, still epitomises functional, modern industrial architecture. It is the only factory building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that was built anywhere in the world and is now a listed historic monument.

Magazine

visitBerlin, photo: Tanja Koch

Kulturforum Berlin

SITE | GRAND TOUR OF MODERNISM

The Kulturforum in Berlin includes u. a. the Philharmonic and the Staatsbibliothek by Hans Scharoun as well as the New National Gallery by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The ensemble was built in 1960 and is an important architectural testimony of the formerly divided city.

Literature

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Foto: Maximilian Meisse

New National Gallery, Berlin

SITE | GRAND TOUR OF MODERNISM

The New National Gallery at Kulturform Berlin by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the icons of post-war modernism. The monumental and strictly geometric building, opened in 1968, shows the modern version of a classic temple made of glass and steel.

Films & Documentations