Bauhaus Dessau

The Bauhaus has a special role to play in the history of 20th century culture, architecture, design, art and new media. As a School of Design, the Bauhaus revolutionised artistic and architectural thinking and production worldwide, and is considered a headstone of the Modern age, which may be visited in Dessau until nowadays.

opening hours:

  • Bauhaus building daily open: 10am - 5pm 
  • Masterhouses daily open: 10am – 5pm (April to October)
    during the winter open:  11am – 5pm (November to March)

Visitor Information

From October 12th 2015 til March 2016 the sanitary facilities are rehabilitated in the basement of the Bauhaus Building. We ask for your understanding if this leads to minor restrictions (noise/dust) of your visit. Thank you. 


Architecture prizewinner announced
Dessau-Roßlau, 4th September 2015

The jury in the design competition for the construction of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau awarded two first prizes. The prizewinners, selected by a majority decision with one dissenting voice, come from New York and Barcelona with the third and fourth prizes going to Zürich and Toronto.

Two first prizes awarded!

It was a long day of intense discussion covering all aspects of the project to build the Bauhaus Museum Dessau. In the end, the jury, voting by a majority with one dissenting voice, elected to give first place to two designs. A further surprise came shortly before 10 p.m. when anonymity was lifted and it was revealed that the firms selected came from all over the world.

The prizewinners are as follows:

Equal first places:

  • Architects: Gonzalez Hinz Zabala (Roberto González Peñalver, José Zabala Rojí, Anne Katharina Hinz), Barcelona/Spain
    Landscape architect: Roser Vives de Delás, Barcelona/Spain
  • Architects: Young & Ayata (Michael Young, Kutan Ayata), New York/USA
    Landscape architect: Misako Murata, New York/USA

Third place:

  • Architects: Berrel Berrel Kräutler AG (Maurice Berrel), Zurich/Switzerland
    Landscape architect: ASP Landschaftsarchitekten AG (Florian Seibold), Zürich, Switzerland

Fourth place:

  • Architects: Ja Architecture Studio (Nima Javidi), Toronto/Canada
    Landscape architects: JA Architecture Studio (Behnaz Assadi), Toronto/Canada

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Current news

  • The new Bauhaus Museum Dessau is planned for 2019: All information regarding the Bauhaus Museum Dessau from now on here:

Dr. Claudia Perren, Director and CEO of the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, in an interview. In 2019, the Bauhaus school will be 100 years old. It was the most famous modernist school for art-design and architecture in Germany, and is recognized as part of world cultural heritage by UNESCO. Ahead of the celebrations, the building of new museum and work on new exhibitions has already begun, in Germany, and around the world. 


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