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Bauhaus Building Dessau

The Bauhaus building in Dessau is the built manifesto of a revolution in design and education. Today, the minimalist building complex (1925/26) designed by Walter Gropius is regarded worldwide as the symbol of “white modernism” par excellence. It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996.
In 1925, the Bauhaus left its birthplace in Weimar, where the school could not continue to operate due to drastic budget cuts by the right-wing conservative government. The school moved to Dessau, where the city gave it the opportunity, among other things, to erect a new school building of its own. “We want to create buildings as clear, organic bodies, naked and radiant by virtue of their own inherent laws, free of falsehood and extravagancies,” wrote Bauhaus director Walter Gropius in 1923. With the school building in Dessau, he now implemented these ideas rigorously. As early as December 1926, the building opened to great public attention.

Bauhausgebäude (Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau) Gropiusallee 38 06846 Dessau-Roßlau