Bauhaus University

Weimar, Germany

Between 1919 and 1933, the Bauhaus School, based first in Weimar and then in Dessau, revolutionised architectural and aesthetic concepts and practices. The buildings created and decorated by the school's professors (Henry van de Velde, Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Wassily Kandinsky) launched the Modern Movement, which shaped much of the architecture of the 20th century and beyond.

The main building of the Bauhaus university in Weimar was built between 1904 and 1911 based on plans by Henry van de Velde. As one of the most influential art academies of the early 20th century, this is where the Bauhaus movement was founded in 1919. Today, the building is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Under the supervision of architect Thomas van den Valentyn, the building was completely renovated and almost fully restored to its original condition in 1999.

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Founded: 1904
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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JL (5 months ago)
A piece of art and history
Abdallah Emad Afify (6 months ago)
Glad to be part of the Bauhaus university in Weimar ( Digital engineering Master student)
JULIEN OTTAVI (8 months ago)
Nice university, great architecture. It was great to give a conference and concert there.
LA WEBFEST (9 months ago)
The place is a great example of Bauhaus for the educational programs and the academics.
Immanuel Broda (14 months ago)
A great University to study at
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