Keywords Change this

Art Nouveau, Secession, Bauhaus

Project timeline

1904 – 1911


Education & Research

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Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 8
99423 Weimar

Current state


Architect Change this

Bauhaus University Building Change this

Weimar, Germany
by Henry van de Velde Change this
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The building was erected in two construction phases in 1904 and 1910–1911 by Henry van de Velde as the premises of the Grand-Ducal Academy of Art of Saxony. Along with the ‘Winkelbau’, completed in 1905–1906, which originally housed the Grand-Ducal College of Applied Arts, headed by van de Velde, the building passed to the Bauhaus in 1919. Its dominant northern façade is divided by large studio windows and heavy wall pillars, which extend to the top storey in the central zone. The building – in which the Director’s Office for Walter Gropius, designed for the Bauhaus exhibition in 1923, is located – is today used as the main building of the Bauhaus University of Weimar.


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