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Bauhaus Building Dessau : German Architecture Contest

German Architecture competition: Bauhaus Building & Masters’ Houses

9 Jan 2008

Bauhaus Building

Dessau, Germany

New Ideas for the missing Gropius Masterhouses in Dessau

Bauhaus Masters' Houses in Dessau by architect Walter Gropius

Closing Date: 14.02.2008

The Bauhaus Building and the Masters’ Houses in Dessau, by architect Walter Gropius, have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1996. The Renovation of the Bauhaus Building and the Masters’ Houses in line with monument conservation practice underpins this status.

Bauhaus Masters' Houses Dessau Germany by architect Walter Gropius

The object of the competition is an urban design scheme to repair the Masters’ Houses complex.

Bauhaus Masterhouses Dessau

The competition encompasses:

– Consideration of the Moholy-Nagy House (the destroyed Master’s House) and the Gropius House (the destroyed original Director’s House).

– Urban design and landscape architecture of the Masters’ Houses complex, including the site of the perimeter wall and the former refreshment kiosk by Mies van der Rohe,

– Development of traffic infrastructure in the immediate vicinity including the “Seven Pillars” junction, Solutions for these areas, with due regard to their specified uses, are to be developed for the competition.

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Participants have to register on the above website. The official language of the competition is German. A non-official translation in English is available.

Bauhaus Dessau

Bauhaus Building architect : Walter Gropius

Bauhaus Building Dessau
Bauhaus Building Dessau
image © Gordon Watkinson

Location: Bauhaus, Dessau, south east Germany, Europe

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