Bauhaus Museum Dessau

Gonzalez Hinz Zabala, 2016
Design Bauhaus Museum Dessau, view Stadtpark at night

[Translate to English:] Text + Info

After two and a half years of construction, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens its doors to visitors on 8 September 2019. Now for the first time the new building by the Barcelona-based firm addenda architects allows the full range of the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation to be presented and seen.

Located on the museum’s upper floor, the so-called Black Box provides an ideal space for showcasing the collection. At over 49,000 objects, this is the second largest Bauhaus collection worldwide. The first purchase was made in 1976 when the Bauhaus Building was reopened as “Wissenschaftlich-Kulturelles Zentrum” in the former GDR. Since then, new objects have regularly been added. Student works, teaching notes, drafts and prototypes from the workshops in particular define the character of the collection.


Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Tel +49-340-6508-250
Fax +49-340-6508-226

Festive programme on 8 september 2019

Festive programme on 8 september 2019

11 am – 2 pm: Grand Opening
Live public broadcast of the matinee.
(Please note: Only invited guests have access to the grand opening in the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.)

12 – 1.30 pm: Invisible places – The Bauhaus in Dessau
Guided tour through the open air exhibition realized by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the City of Dessau-Roßlau. Price: 8 Euro per person
w/ Elisabeth Kremer, Curator
Meeting point: Tourist-Information, Ratsgasse 11

3 pm – 12 am: Opening festival for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau

3 pm – 12 am: Opening of the exhibition "Versuchsstätte Bauhaus. The Collection"
Please note: 30-minute time slots will be allocated for visiting the exhibition. On-site registration. Admission free
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, upper floor

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Photo: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ, 2019
Open Stage - Prelude to the Bauhaus Anniversary in Dessau, "Ready for the Museum", Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 23.2.2019

3.15 pm: Greetings
w/ Claudia Perren, Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and Peter Kuras, Mayor of the City of Dessau-Roßlau
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Foyer

1.30 – 7 pm: Artistic Program
in and at the Bauhaus Museum Dessau

  • Possibly endless
    RoomDancePerformances in four systems
    w/ students of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden and the TU Dresden, conductor: Katharina Christl, sound: Shintaro Imai
  • TAKTiL
    object performance
    w/ Benjamin Richter (Berlin)
  • Music in the park
    w/ Klezmer and Balkan Brass Band chelesta (Leipzig)

3 – 7 pm: The Bauhaus plays
Three interactive stations.
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, foyer

    w/ Badaboom (Berlin)
  • Spielomat
    w/ Office for sense and nonsense (Halle)
  • ALMA 100
    w/ LUKS play and learning design (Hamburg and Leipzig)

3, 4, 5, 6 pm: Classic car rides
w/ Autohaus Heise Dessau
Meeting point: bus stop Bauhausmuseum

4 – 6 pm: Presenting: The Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Panel discussions
w/ Regina Bittner, Dorothée Brill, Wolfgang Thöner, curators of the exhibition Versuchsstätte Bauhaus. The Collection (de)
Roberto González, architect of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau (de)
Rita McBride, artist, Arena (en)
Lucy Raven, artist, Light|Play|House (en)
–> Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Foyer

6 pm: Homies & Omies
Performance concert
w/ Samreen Azam, students of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Campus Dessau and residents of the Anhaltische Diakonissenanstalt „Marienheim“
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Foyer

7 pm: London Calling
Party with music from 100 years, for air guitars, for celebrating and dancing
w/ DJ Malevich and Friends from the Play.Life.Illusion Team of the Camberwell College of Arts at the University of the Arts London
Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Foyer

3 – 7 pm: Bauhaus Partners
Information stands of partner institutions of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
forecourt Bauhaus Museum Dessau, park side

3 – 10 pm: Bauhaus Food Court
Street food and creative cuisine from Dessau-Roßlau
forecourt Bauhaus Museum Dessau, park side

[Translate to English:] Die Architektur


In 2015 the up-and coming addenda architects (González Hinz Zabala) of Barcelona was chosen from 831 entries to an open international architecture competition. The architects’ concept envisages a transparent structure with a Black Box for the presentation of the collection seemingly suspended inside it on the top floor and an Open Stage as platform for contemporary statements and temporary exhibitions on the ground floor.

Gonzalez Hinz Zabala, 2016
Draft Bauhaus Museum Dessau, View Stadtpark
Gonzalez Hinz Zabala, 2015
Design Bauhaus Museum Dessau, view from Kavalierstrasse
Gonzalez Hinz Zabala, 2016
Draft Bauhaus Museum Dessau, view from Ratsgasse
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ, 2018
Roberto González - Architect of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on the construction site, 14.6.2018
Gonzalez Hinz Zabala, 2016
Concept Bauhaus Museum Dessau, detailed view

[Translate to English:] Der Film zum Museum

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Bauhaus Museum Dessau

Glass Skin and Black Box

Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Arnau Sastre, Cecilia Rodriguez and José Zabala are all addenda architects. Together, the five architects are responsible for the building which will provide a new home for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau from 8 September. To begin with, the quintet has formulated ideas for the building’s form and material for you.

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Joachim Brohm

The Collection

Versuchsstätte Bauhaus.
The Collection.

On the 1st of November 1976, the “Galerie am Sachsenplatz” in Leipzig charged the City of Dessau-Roßlau with the amount of 145,000 Marks for 148 works of Bauhäusler. Ranging from ceramics to furniture, it was a colourful mix. The items were exhibited for the first time in the Bauhaus Building, which was re-opened as Scientific-Cultural Centre in the GDR on the 4th of December 1976 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Bauhaus. This purchase formed the basis of the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, now consisting of more than 49,000 items. This first convolute will welcome the visitors of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau on the occasion of the centenary of the Bauhaus’ foundation.

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Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / chezweitz 2019
Visualization interior – southern area
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (I 19 P) / © Erbengemeinschaft nach Franz Ehrlich / Foto: Gunter Binsack, 2018
Franz Ehrlich, o. T. (material relief, exercise from the preliminary course with László Moholy- Nagy), c. 1927
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / chezweitz 2019
Interior visualization – Horizontfabrikv
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / chezweitz 2019
Visualization interior – southern area
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (I 36948) / Leihgabe Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung / © Erbengemeinschaft nach Hannes Meyer
Hannes Meyer, Co-op. Construction 1926/1, 1926
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (I 462 G)
László Moholy-Nagy, Small Composition, 1923
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (I 21430 GG) / Foto: Gunter Binsack, 2018
Alfred Schäfter (design and manufacture), pendant lamp, prototype, 1931/1932
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (I 7420 G)
Oskar Schlemmer, Split half-length figure to the right, 1923
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