2008 / Dessau / Conversion of Meisterhäuser

The built relics of the Gropius Direktorenhaus and Moholy-Nagy duplex houses will be cast from their historical predecessors and developed into new visitor and exhibition centres. Black geometric massing infills the vacant spaces left by the original urban compositions for the white cube. The figure-ground of the original punctuated facades are abstracted into new openings of equivalent surface area. The visitor centre within Moholy-Nagy's duplex house incoporates museum, café and tourist information facilities.

Reconstruction of Meisterhäuser Dessau
Client: 
Bauhausstiftung
Status: 
Competition, Assortment 2. Round
Size: 
400 sqm
Project: ArGe Beer Architekten with Bembé Dellinger Architekten