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Keywords Change this

Bauhaus, Cultural Center

Project timeline

1926 – 1933

Type

Culture & Entertainment

Location Change this

Bahnhofstr. 25
07330 Probstzella
Germany

Current state

Renovated

Also known as Change this

Bauhaushotel Probstzella

Architect Change this

Haus des Volkes Probstzella Change this

Probstzella, Germany
by Alfred Arndt Change this

Cafe pavilion after renovation

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The "Haus des Volkes" in Probstzella, a village in the Thuringian Slate Mountains nature reserve, was built for the industrialist Franz Itting and conceived as a hotel to attract tourists to the region and as cultural center for the local population. It was planned and realised by the Bauhaus architect Alfred Arndt, a teacher at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1929 to 1932.

The Haus des Volkes building, which has been listed since 1995, but in a derelict state, was acquired by two Probstzella residents at an auction in 2003 and has since been renovated and opened as a hotel.

The historically accurate restoration of the café pavilion - using evidence and Arndt's own colour specifications - earned the building the German Façade Prize in 2005.

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