Trade Union School of ADGB (Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund) Bernau near Berlin, architecture: Hannes Meyer / design: Hans Wittwer and the Bauhaus Dessau Architectural Department / photo: Junkers aerial photo, 1930. Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / © Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (Meyer) / Hans-Jakob Wittwer (Wittwer).
Trade Union School of ADGB (Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund) Bernau near Berlin, architecture: Hannes Meyer / design: Hans Wittwer and the Bauhaus Dessau Architectural Department / photo: Junkers aerial photo, 1930. Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / © Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (Meyer) / Hans-Jakob Wittwer (Wittwer).

Designed by Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer, the school of the ADGB (Federation of German Trade Unions) in Bernau near Berlin is still considered to be a paradigmatic example of functional architecture. The architectural style of the school, built in 1930 for union functionaries, corresponds with that of an industrial facility in that it dispenses entirely with extraneous details.

Literature:
Ingenhoven, Christoph (2009): The Courage to be Simple. Hannes Meyer's Trade Union School in Bernau, in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ostfildern, p. 247ff.