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Bauhaus Building

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Walter Gropius
location Dessau
function archive, auditorium, education, library, office, university
contributed by timo_mecking

The Bauhaus Building is one of the most famous architectural monument of modern architecture. Designed by Walter Gropius it was erected in only thirteen months to provide ideal working space for the Bauhaus, that had to move from Weimar to Dessau. The Building itself is a manifestation of the Bauhaus design philosophy. Three different wings are determined for school, workshop, students housing and administration purposes. The buildings´curtain wall glass façades and the fact that the façades show no front/ back hierarchy were a revelation at the very beginning of modern architecture. In 1945 the building has been damaged by bombs and was reconstructed 1975/76. Since 1996 the Bauhaus building in Dessau is registered as a World Heritage site.


Berlin, Germany 12-Oct-09

Berlin, Germany 12-Oct-09
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Bauhaus Building
Gropiusallee 38
Project is public!
Opening hours Building is open to the public from 10:00 to 18:00. For further information about current exhibitions please check The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation provides guest rooms inside the historical student housing. For more information about staying at the Bauhaus please call ++49 340/6508-318.
How to get there? Dessau is located in Saxony-Anhalt, between the cities of Leipzig (52 km south) and Magdeburg (65 km north) and can be reached by train or highway A9.
Completion 3- 1926
ArchitectWalter Gropius
Project ID 5070
Latitude/Longitude 51°50'21N 12°13'37E
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