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Baden-WürttembergHome of Oskar Schlemmer – Centre of the New Architecture

The Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, a milestone of modernist architecture, is located in the southernmost federal state in the Association. Their student years in Stuttgart had a formative influence on Johannes Itten and Oskar Schlemmer, who later became masters at the Bauhaus, and the legendary Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm (foundation of the Ulm design college) continued the ideas of the Bauhaus from the 1950s onwards.
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BerlinBauhaus in the metropolis

Many members of the Bauhaus and the modern movement had close links to the capital city of the avant-garde –impressive testimony to this is provided by the large number of modernist buildings in Berlin, such as the residential buildings by Walter Gropius in the Siemensstadt estate, Mies van der Rohe’s Perls House and Lemke House, Bruno Taut’s Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Estate), Peter Behrens’s AEG Turbine Factory, and the Kant-Garagenpalast (Parking Garage) by Richard Paulick.
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HessenArena of New Architecture

Hessen has a lot to offer when it comes to the Bauhaus and modernism. With the reform programme and pioneering project New Frankfurt, in the 1920s the federal state was one of the main arenas of New Architecture. Less well known however is that the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main holds parts of the estates of Bauhauslers Hannes Meyer and Mart Stamm, or that Gertrud and Alfred Arndt spent most of their lives in Darmstadt, where their heirs still administer part of their archive.
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North Rhine-Westphalia100 years of bauhaus in the west

North Rhine-Westphalia presents its contribution to the Bauhaus Centenary in cooperation with the regional associations of Rheinland (LVR) and Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) under the title 100 years of bauhaus in the west. Design and Democracy: Setting course for a fresh start in Rheinland and Westphalia. The contributions link and contextualise the Bauhaus Centenary with cultural, social, industrial and historical political developments in the West.
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Saxony-AnhaltHome of modernism

The ideas behind modernism were developed and tested in many locations and institutions in Sachsen-Anhalt – not only in Dessau, Magdeburg and Halle, but also in Leuna, Stendal and Zeitz. It was in Dessau that the Bauhaus had its heyday, and it was there that Walter Gropius, in 1925–26, erected the Bauhaus building, which was to become an icon of modernism. This was where art and technology were to merge into a new unity, and it was here that the aim of helping to design modern society was articulated in numerous Bauhaus buildings.
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ThuringiaBirthplace of the Bauhaus

The cradle of the Bauhaus is located in Thuringia: in Weimar in 1919, this was where everything started that was later to revolutionize architecture, design and art all over the world. There are still many traces today that recall this early phase of the Bauhaus – the Haus am Horn, the Bauhaus’s first architectural achievement; the village church in Gelmeroda that was frequently photographed by Lyonel Feininger; and the former Bauhaus pottery workshop in Dornburg amongst others.