bauhaus museum location: dessau - germany year: 2015
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    The museum presupposes the fusion of the mentality akin to this region famous for its heritage of Bauhaus, together with the best use of the architectural and urban collectivity. The responsibility to pertinently interpret the ethos of the school is crucial, in order to better decide on how to reinterpret it as an open-minded and modern concept which still maintains, however, the spirit of Bauhaus very eminently. This project is a tribute to the essence and the everlasting legacy of the School. The concept of the building is brought about by combining model design and architecture, to honor the very same spirit of the Bauhaus school, thus placing this rescaled object inspired on the piece originally named Tee-Extraktkännchen by Marianne Brandt in 1924, laid on a wider base, which represents the work of Mies Van der Rohe, himself, a huge precursor of the Modern Architecture. The base boasts a multi-functional concept in the cityscape. It can be used as a square but it is also a terrace to the city garden and thus creates this base line transition between urban constructed space and public green zone. The ground floor of the Museum corroborates this idea by being totally transparent and revolving radially to all directions around, so to welcome and captivate people in all directions inside the Museum. The building thus results in a more massive but curiously suspended volume, where behind its golden aluminium plating there is a major space thought to receive the Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions which require less light. From the upper floor, a balcony provides a view point to the city park and the landmark buildings in the proximity such as the City Hall and the Main Post Office. A division to what in the program is supposed to be private and public is made very clear by designating all the private areas inside the perimeter defined by the base. Administration and Logistics are therefore somehow hidden or camouflaged, whilst below this base, there is an exterior green spot that connects to a secondary entrance to the Museum through the Restaurant and Wardrobe/Locker areas, allowing for the exhibition of exterior sculptures as well as providing a terrace to the Restaurant.
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