Bauhaus Building from north-west, architecture: Walter Gropius, 1926 / photo: Lucia Moholy. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Bauhaus Building from north-west, architecture: Walter Gropius, 1926 / photo: Lucia Moholy. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

After the closure of the Bauhaus in Weimar, the city of Dessau offered to construct a new building for the Bauhaus school. The building was inaugurated in 1926. The three functional areas of workshop, administration and school are clearly divided into individual structural bodies. Each part of the building is underpinned by a skeleton of reinforced steel. With this building, Gropius created a landmark of New Architecture.

Literature:
Wingler, Hans M. (1997): Walter Gropius. Bauhausbauten Dessau, Neue Bauhausbücher, Berlin.
Straßer, Josef (2009): 50 Bauhaus-Ikonen, Munich.