The new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, opened just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus, choosing Duravit products in their new special building.
Opened this September, its design rightfully echoes the fundamentals of the Bauhaus style, while also embodying the progression of the twenty-first21st century. The building itself which stands in the heart of Dessau, houses an ample area specifically designated for an in-depth exhibition that traces the history of the celebrated Bauhaus school.
The Bauhaus, one of the foremost institutions to persuade the amalgamation of art and craftsmanship, is rightly viewed as the 20th century’s most prominent school in the area of architecture, art and design.
The new museum provides an understanding into the collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, which consists of around 49,000 exhibits, the world’s second largest collection of all things Bauhaus!
The design of the new museum building can be credited to Addenda Architects, a young firm from Barcelona that defeated 830 entries in a global competition. The building is an unpretentious twelve meter high structure clad in an imposing glass facade, which catches different reflections and views depending on the outside light.
The glass outer shell accommodates another building, with an upper storey made-up of a reinforced concrete cube. The architects were apparently inspired by bridge building, as the cube plainly sits on two staircase cores that are 50 meters apart. The staircases then ushers visitors into the exhibition area within, which is a space of over 1,500 square meters.
The room has been protected from daylight and is air-conditioned, the ideal environment for conserving the displays. The light-suffused area in the lower storey has a café, shop, an open stage and temporary exhibitions that entice visitors to come again.
In speaking the language of the minimalist Bauhaus style, the design continues to the sanitary facilities as well. The Darling New wall-mounted toilet from Duravit has a smooth, closed outer form with a comfortable rim, while inside, the toilet interior features a modern open flushing rim that enables the perfect water flow. This produces a dynamic, powerful flush for optimal cleansing of the inside of the bowl, ensuring perfect hygiene, even with smaller volumes of water. A unique product for a unique building!
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