Neues Museum Weimar Honors Henry van de Velde’s Contribution to European Modernism

Courtesy of Louis Held © Klassik Stiftung Weimar

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar will present the exhibition “Passion, Function and Beauty. and his Contribution to European Modernism” on March 24, 2013 at 11:00am. The press conference will be held at the Neues Weimar in commemoration of  the 150th anniversary of the Belgian architect and designer Henry van de Velde.

The event will highlight over 700 loaned pieces of Van de Velde’s greatest achievements coming from all over Europe as well as a few pieces from private collections that have not previously been released to public eyes. The exhibition depicts Van de Velde as one of the ground-breaking designers of modernism from 1890 to the late 1930s. Visitors can see his take on a “total work of art” through his interiors, book designs, furniture, metal, textile and ceramic works.

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Heike Hanada with Benedict Tonon to Design the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

Courtesy of Prof. Heike Hanada and Prof. Benedict Tono

Klassik Stiftung Weimar, host of the competition for the New Museum in Weimer, has announced that Berlin-based architect  with Professor Benedict Tonon, has been selected as the winning proposal. Last March, ArchDaily announced the shortlist for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimer design competition. The jury had provided the four finalists with recommendations to improve their proposals in preparation for the VOF Procedure (Contracting Regulations for the Awarding of Professional Services).

Thuringian Minister of Culture and Foundation Board Chairman Christoph Matschie congratulated the winner: “The Bauhaus is now finally being provided with a fitting location at its cradle. Once again, the Bauhaus will become a symbol of reawakening in the time to come. The building of the museum is providing animportant impulse for the entire development of the city of .”

Follow us after the break for more on the winning proposal.

New Bauhaus Museum / Pedro Monteiro, Rodrigo Cruz, Sérgio Silva

Courtesy of Pedro Monteiro, , and Sérgio Silva

The design proposal for the New Bauhaus by Pedro Monteiro, Rodrigo Cruz, and Sérgio Silva establishes a volumetric relation with the Gauforum in regard to its location. The first thing you see is a tower of light. It leads the way. As you walk along the narrow line of Oskar Schlemmer’s logo, you are entering Bauhaus. As it gains depth, the two-dimensional design of the logo becomes a geometrical stone sculpture. Its occupation defines its architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Bauhaus Museum / Architekten HRK

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Receiving second-place in the Classic Siftung Weimar international competition for the New Bauhaus , the proposal by Architekten HRK (Klaus Krauss and Rolf Kursawe, Cologne) enhances the public access into Weimarhallenpark. The distinctive form of the museum creates a strong impression in the urban setting and is characterised by the cleverly staggered arrangement of the elongated structures. The proposal is also impressive in terms of its interior design qualities. The central interior space creates a unique, independent and attractive flair for the New Bauhaus Museum. Continue after the break for more images. 

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 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.

New Bauhaus Museum / BUBE

Courtesy of BUBE

Rotterdam-based practice BUBE has shared with us their third-place winning proposal in the Classic Siftung Weimar international competition for the New . Three translucent cubes are clustered together in an effort to maximize open space and reorganize the site with a focus of intensifying the interactions between park and visitors. BUBE’s proposal is one of the final four designs still competing. The jury is expected to announce the winning design this summer. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Bauhaus Museum / MenoMenoPiu Architects

Courtesy of MenoMenoPiu Architects

MenoMenoPiu Architects shared with us their winning proposal in the Classic Siftung Weimar international competition for the New . The building is conceived as an open square at the crossing point of the three main city forces, old and new city and the park, a flexible “object” that allows different activities inside and around it. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Winners announced for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

Second Place: Johann Bierkandt, Landau

The International jury, chaired by Prof. Jörg Friedrich (Hamburg), has awarded two second-place and two third-place prizes in the worldwide, open architectural design competition for the New Museum in Weimar. The purpose of the competition is to find an architecturally innovative, sustainable, energy-efficient and museologically sound solution for a new museum that takes full advantage of the urban-planning potential of the Weimarhallenpark. The announcement of the winners officially concludes the architectural design competition, in which 536 architectural offices around the world participated.

The two second-place prizes went to Johann Bierkandt (Landau) and the Architekten HKR (Klaus Krauss and Rolf Kursawe, Cologne). These prizes are worth 40,000 euros each. The two third-place prizes went to Prof. Heike Hanada with Benedikt Tonnon (Berlin) and Bube/Daniela Bergmann (Rotterdam). Each third prize comes with 30,000 euros in prize money. Three honorable mentions, worth 9,666 euros each, were awarded to the proposals by Karl Hufnagel Architekten (Berlin), hks Hestermann Rommel Architekten + Gesamtplaner GmbH (Erfurt), and menomenopiu architectures/Alessandro Balducci (Rome).

Continue after the break for more information and project descriptions.