This project was submited to the Bauhaus Campus 2021 competition with Registration ID #2510
Nicolas Gongora
Universidad San Francisco De Quito
Maria Jose Montalvo
Universidad San Francisco de Quito



Bauhaus 2021 is born from the union between craftsmanship expertise and artistic inspiration, where there are no boundaries between disciplines and art converges with architecture.
The project will be the representation of the diversity and ideals of the Bauhaus of all times nowadays.

The project strategy of the proposal aims to be oriented to the Bauhaus 2021, taking up the past and reinterpreting its essence. The proposal seeks to respond to a specific function and location, while integrating flexibility, dynamism and the capacity for transformation.
The Bauhaus has been seen as one of the most important institutions and philosophies to the present day, for this reason, the proposal seeks to delve into its beginnings and understand its origin for the projection of the Bauhaus 2021.

The project revolves around the concept of progressively blurring the boundaries between disciplines; one of the keys to the success of the Bauhaus was having the courage to bring together different spirits. Therefore, it seeks to encourage creativity, exploration and student learning in spaces that allow them to see and be seen, interacting with other students and teachers within the different workshops.

For the proposal, 4 fundamental disciplines are proposed in workshops, which seek to embrace the student’s learning and at the same time merge with each other to generate a diverse knowledge:

– Art
– Engineering
– Design
– Technology

The Bauhaus 2021 project is formally born from Joost Schmidt’s composition for the Bauhaus Exhibition 1923, where the idea is to decompose the form, and use it as a guide for the implementation of the project. It was chosen for its meaning: “to represent and expose the diversity and ideals of the Bauhaus”.

The proposal seeks as a starting point the teaching principles of the Bauhaus, without pretending to modify its true origin and objectives, but to translate it to contemporary times with the same validity. The proposal is a questioning of how the teaching and learning of disciplines should be conceived.

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