New Bauhaus Museum / Johann E. Bierkandt

Courtesy of Johann E. Bierkandt

German architect Johann Bierkandt has shared with us his second-place winning proposal in the Classic Siftung Weimar international competition for the New Bauhaus Museum. His concept was praised by the jury for its clever integration into Weimarhallenpark through a series of small-scale pavilions that differentiates the museum from the surrounding context. Bierkandt‘s proposal is one of the final four designs still competing in the two-stage competition. The jury is expected to announce the winning design this summer. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Johann E. Bierkandt

The proposal for the New Bauhaus Museum features a small urban scale ensemble of “museums” that sets itself apart from the adjoining large scale buildings such as the Weimarhalle and the Thüringer Landes- und Verwaltungsamt, as well as the surrounding residential buildings.

The Museum presents itself as an open, flexible and expandable structure at the intersection between park and town. This is derived from the typical location of important buildings in flanking either park or hillside (The Roman House, Anna-Amalia-Library) and the plurality of the Bauhaus itself.

Nine pavilions, each surrounded by (floating in) urban space, contain the museums functional program while a continuous mostly subterranean floor belongs to the exhibition area. Here the particular quality lies in the well-directed view out into the park.

Courtesy of Johann E. Bierkandt

The proposal was conceived in collaboration with:

Courtesy of Johann E. Bierkandt

Be sure to check out our previous coverage Winners announced for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, featuring all four winners and three honorable mentions. Also, take a closer look at BUBE’s third place proposal and MenoMenoPiu Architects honorable mention concept.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "New Bauhaus Museum / Johann E. Bierkandt" 28 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Sep 2014. <>


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