TRIPLET, consists of three circular courtyard buildings, each of them representing one of the individual programs: Learning, Living and Making that are crucial to a designer’s education and individual growth.
The three buildings each have their own life and centrality yet they open to one another through their common landscape base, occupied by an outdoor exhibition space, a small outdoor theater and a construction courtyard sequentially.
The central auditorium is dug out between the three circles, creating a topography that gives connections to the programs underground, generating vivid urbanity between the clearly independent structures and the surrounding environment, streets and neighborhoods.
The theater in traditional Bauhaus was the center for all students and faculty, to provide a research lab and opportunities for meeting and communication.
In TRIPLET, a center for all people and all knowledge to converge still exists: the multi-functional auditorium brings together visitors, students and faculty.
PROJECT SITE AND CONTEXT
MASTER HOUSING; ANHALT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE; BAUHAUS CAMPUS; ANHALTISCHES THEATER; ST. HOHANNIS CHURCH; BAUHAUS MUSEUM DESSAU; SITE
Theater; Back Stage; Cafeteria; Gym; Exhibition; Workshops; Dormitory; Classroom; Library&Offices; Construction Courtyard; Outdoor Theater; Outdoor Exhibition
The exhibition space is connected with the auditorium by the cafeteria underground. First floor locates the programs in each center of the courtyards. Workshop first floor is double height. Library is combined with administrations on the third floor.
The site plan explains the circulation of people and vehicles. TRIPLET is a “car free” campus, the parking can hold 20 cars adjacent to the south entrance. The bioretention park is on the north.
THIRD FLOOR WORKSHOP INTERIOR
This is reminiscent of the old Bauhaus staircase.
BASEMENT PLAN & FIRST FLOOR PLAN
The auditorium shares the backstage with the outdoor theater inside the Dorm Building. Exhibition space connects with the auditorium underground. There are three entrances for the central auditorium, two of them are the cafes. Every building has its own entrance.
SECOND FLOOR PLAN & THIRD FLOOR PLAN
Each floor has 18 rooms in the dorm building. Almost every room has a private balcony resembles the old Bauhaus. First floor workshop building are the high-ceiling large construction labs, third floor are the studio spaces. The library and the offices are on the third floor.
The transparency of every piece of glass is adjustable to fulfill different needs of the activities. There’re two other exits on the sides connect to the exhibition and cafeteria.
THIRD FLOOR LIBRARY INTERIOR
Lighting quality of the library in the morning.
EAST ENTRANCE OF THE AUDITORIUM
Streetscape on Bitterfelder Str.
LEARNING; MAKING; EXHIBITION; EXTERIOR EXHIBITION; AUDITORIUM; CONSTRUCTION COURTYARD; CONSTRUCTION YARD
LIVING; ELISABETH STREET; OUTDOOR AUDITORIUM; BACK STAGE; AUDITORIUM