Bauhaus Museum

Turning Modernism into Modernity

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Status  DESIGNED 2015

Location  DESSAU, GERMANY

Client  BAUHAUS MUSEUM DESSAU

Size  69,000 SF

Scope  COMPETITION

Team  MATTHIAS HOLLWICH, AIA ROBERT MAY ROBERT MAY, ALDA LY, CAITLIN SWAIM, SJ KWON, MALIKA YAPA, BRANDON CONDE, GREG PIETRYCHIA

This competition entry for a new Bauhaus museum proposes a tilted volume that revisits the formal history of the radical design school by reinterpreting its revolutionary spirit for the twenty-first century.

Inspired by the systematic, yet free-spirited, exercises that were the hallmark of the Bauhaus courses, the new museum’s diagonal spaces rise in a continuous sequence of customizable exhibition galleries. The gridded facade nods to the Gropius classic and reflects the surrounding landscape.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Bauhaus Museum was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.