Heike Hanada completes Bauhaus Museum Weimar at birthplace of the design school - architecture and design

Heike Hanada completes Bauhaus Museum Weimar at birthplace of the design school

German architect Heike Hanada has completed a minimalist concrete museum to celebrate the Bauhaus in Weimar, where the design school was founded 100 years ago.
Named the Bauhaus Museum Weimar, the building dedicated to the design school creates a physical cultural presence for the Bauhaus in the German city where it was based between 1919 and 1925.
"After many years of planning and building, the moment has finally arrived: the completion of a building with a striking urbanistic presence," said Hanada.

Located near the Nazi-era Gauforum square and the Neue Museum Weimar, the Bauhaus Museum Weimar is a simple five-storey concrete box broken only with its entrance and a couple of windows.
"The new Bauhaus museum in Weimar is reduced to a clearly defined geometric form. The enclosing shell of light-grey concrete lends the cube stability and dynamic solidity," said Hanada. "The monolith stands firmly planted between downtown and the Schwansee Park, and its body of poured concrete creates structure and spaces within and without."

Equally spaced horizontal grooves run around the facades of the museum, with the words "bauhaus museum" repeated in a band near the top of the building.
LED strips have been embedded in the facade to illuminate the building at night.
Photo is by André Kühn.
Hanada designed the museum to be a public building for the city and has attempted to clearly connect it to the neighbouring park.
"The role of the museum...
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