“Each age demands its own form”, the Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer wrote in his 1926 essay, “The New World.” The existing Bauhaus campus was a symbol of modernism and post-World War I architecture with its concrete, steel and curtain glass structure. The new campus seeks to bring the fun back in architecture– a stark contrast to the sombre post-war approach.
The architectural language takes inspiration from Kandinsky’s theories of shape and colour, and pays respect to the bold graffiti in the surroundings.
The campus is inclusive and human-centric, and can accommodate the ever-expanding umbrella of artforms.
The ramp acts as a skywalk connecting the buildings on the campus at various levels.
A 40m high spire acts as a marker to the site, giving the people a view of Dessau and its iconic buildings.
The underground archives and gallery address the need for documentation and display of sensitive artwork.
50 single sharing 12sqm dorm rooms arranged in a cluster covered by a glass roof.
The campus is kept relatively flat for the ease of movement by the differently abled.
The white translucent compound wall contains slits and slots of varying sizes- breaking the facade of modernism at a human scale.