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Weimar/Berlin, 8th March 2018
Today, the jury’s choices for the Grand Tour of Modernism will be presented today at ITB Berlin. Reviewing over 460 proposals, jury members have selected the sites that will complement the centenary programme as the Route of Modernism.
What does Alfeld have in common with Berlin, Darmstadt, Dresden, Stuttgart and Bernau? The Grand Tour of Modernism. It will guide visitors along a specially conceived route, which can be explored by rail, car or bicycle, through the history of modernism from 1900 to 2000. The Grand Tour articulates an integrative approach to architecture – addressing facets that range from cultural history references and the use of new materials to the broader socio-political context. Through this approach, the Grand Tour of Modernism links travel with the joy of discovery and insights into the past and present. It spans individual buildings and housing estates: icons and controversial projects, key works of architecture and new discoveries.
This Germany-wide project is also emblematic of close cooperation with organisations on the spot, as well as local tourism associations and the federal states’ marketing organisations; it has been made possible thanks to support from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). An interactive website will offer visitors optimum guidance. A children’s book, maps and an overview publication will add the finishing touch, bringing modernist architecture to life.
The Route’s interdisciplinary thrust is also reflected in the seven jury members selected, who have expertise in the built environment, cultural heritage preservation, Träger: architecture, journalism, cultural education and tourism. Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar gGmbH Sitz: Dessau-Roßlau c/o Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau Finanzamt Dessau-Roßlau Steuernr. 114/171/51607 HRB 21748 Handelsregister Stendal
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The jury is made up of:
• Prof. Dr. Hans-Rudolf Meier, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Professor of Historical Preservation and the History of Architecture. Chairman of the Grand Tour of Modernism Jury. • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Werner Durth, Architectural historian, Darmstadt Technical University • Petra Hedorfer, CEO, German National Tourist Board • Nils Hoheußle, Head of “Baden-Württemberg Cultural Agents for Creative Schools” Office • Kai Koch, Vice-President, Association of German Architects (BDA) • Tobias Timm, journalist, DIE ZEIT • Dr. Ulrike Wendland, Saxony-Anhalt Chief Conservation Officer / Saxony- Anhalt State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology
In an advisory capacity:
• Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Holler, Director General, Klassik Stiftung Weimar Museums (Weimar Classics Foundation Museums) • Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Director, Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung Berlin
The 2019 Bauhaus Association
The 2019 Bauhaus Association is a working partnership of the three Bauhaus institutions that hold collections – the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the Klassik Stiftung Weimar – under the aegis of the German federal government, represented by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the German Federal Culture Foundation (KSB), as well as eleven federal states. Currently the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia are involved in this working partnership.
A testing ground for experimentation and an incubator for ideas: the centenary year offers a whole host of events addressing architecture and design, art and cultural history, education and research. Highlights include the major inaugural festival in Berlin, the international research and exhibition project Bauhaus Imaginista, the Grand Tour of Modernism – a Modernism Route running right across Germany – as well as the Bauhaus Agents cultural education programme. Three wide-ranging central overview exhibitions in Dessau, Weimar and Berlin will be accompanied by numerous exhibition projects in eleven federal states. The three new museum buildings dedicated to the Bauhaus in Berlin (2022), Weimar (2019) and Dessau (2019) provide a solid foundation to carry this incubator for ideas into the future. The programme will encompass more than the Bauhaus and its history, offering interactions between positions and perspectives that also embrace conflicting stances.
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A Selection of Sites on the Grand Tour of Modernism
Baden-Württemberg - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Stuttgart, Weissenhof Estate - Karlsruhe, Schwarzwald Hall - Ulm, School of Design - Mannheim/Heilbronn, Dam on the Neckar (Architect Paul Bonatz)
Bavaria - Amberg, Thomas Glass Works
Berlin - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Berlin Modernist Housing Estates: Falkenberg Garden City (Treptow), Schillerpark Housing Estate (Wedding), Britz Large Housing Estate – Hufeisensiedlung (“Horseshoe Estate”) (Neukölln), Carl Legien Housing Estate (Prenzlauer Berg), Weiße Stadt (“White City”) Housing Estate (Reinickendorf), Siemensstadt Large Housing Estate (Charlottenburg and Spandau) - Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung - Hansaviertel District (Interbau 1957) - Tempelhof Airport
Brandenburg - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Bernau, ADGB Trade Union School - Cottbus, Diesel Power Station - Eisenhüttenstadt, WK 1-3 Residential Ensemble with the “Aktivist” Large- Scale Restaurant
Bremen - Böttcherstraße
Hamburg - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Chile House - Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Crematorium, Talstraße - Hamburg Temple Synagogue, Oberstraße
Hesse - Darmstadt, Art Gallery - Frankfurt, Ernst May House and Römerstadt Housing Estate - Künzell (near Fulda), Loheland Women’s Colony
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - Rostock-Warnemünde, Teepott Restaurant
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North Rhine-Westphalia - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Essen, Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex - Duisburg, Lehmbruck Museum - Krefeld, Verseidag (United Silk Mills Corporation) Building
Rhineland-Palatinate - Kindenheim, Kreutzenberger Winery - Ludwigshafen, Westend Housing Estate - Mainz, Luther Church
Saarland - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Völklingen, Völklingen Ironworks
Saxony - Chemnitz, Schocken Department Store - Dresden, German Museum of Hygiene - Leipzig, Grassi Museum - Löbau, Schminke House
Saxony-Anhalt - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Dessau, Bauhaus Building, Complex of Masters' Houses, Houses with Balcony Access - Elbingerode, Neuvandsburg Deaconesses’ Centre - Magdeburg, Municipal Hall, Exhibition Grounds with Horse Gate, Observation Tower and Fountain - Magdeburg, Hermann Beims Housing Estate with Kindergarten
Schleswig-Holstein - Lübeck, Holstentor Hall
Thuringia - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Weimar, Model House “Am Horn”, Former Art School & Applied Art School - Gera, Schulenburg House - Probstzella, Haus des Volkes (“People’s House”) Ensemble