Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 2019. Text by Moritz Küng

In 2015, Barcelona based Addenda Architects won the international competition for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau, which received 831 entries. The most significant aspect of the pragmatic and austere design is the subtle reincarnation of the Bauhaus spirit, notably identified with Mies’ famous oxymoron “less is more”.

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 2019. Text by Moritz Küng

A monumental monolithic black box under a glass shell houses the permanent collection. Seemingly hovering above the ground, the structure creates a new and unexpected public plaza on the ground floor, embodying a transparent gate to the public park next to it.

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, September 2019. Photo: ©Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, September 2019. Photo: ©Joachim Brohm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, 2019. Text by Moritz Küng

Referring to some specific features of the Bauhaus building in Dessau – the glazed Curtain Wall, the two-story Bridge and the overall impression of transparency, lightness and plane
surfaces – the new museum embodies a manifesto of contemporary culture that could most accurately be described as ‘low resolution at its best’.

Bauhaus Museum Dessau, February 2020. Photo: ©Maxime Delvaux

Addenda Architects

Barcelona-based Addenda Architects (Roberto González, Anne Hinz, Cecilia Rodríguez, Arnau Sastre, José Zabala) is an architecture practice founded in 2015. Addenda is currently working on residential, office and facilities' projects for public and private clients.

The motivations and expectations of our daily work are driven by the idea that architecture is an ultimate representation of sociocultural issues.




Renovation: Sagrada Familia Public Facilities Urban Block, Barcelona 2019 - ongoing. ©Addenda + Flexo arquitectura. Civic Centre Facing Mallorca Street.

Sagrada Familia Public Facilities Urban Block, 2019-ongoing

The total renewal of the Civic Center and the partial interventions in the Market and the Library are an opportunity to improve the open spaces and public connectivity within and around the urban block.

Renovation: Sagrada Familia Public Facilities Urban Block, Barcelona 2019 - ongoing. ©Addenda + Flexo arquitectura. Ensamble Intervention Scheme.

Renovation: Sagrada Familia Public Facilities Urban Block, Barcelona 2019 - ongoing. ©Addenda + Flexo arquitectura. Civic Centre.

Sagrada Familia Public Facilities Urban Block, 2019-ongoing

The design is driven to maximize the energetic efficiency and minimize the consumption of the whole ensemble - a priority within the City's agenda.
In partnership with Flexo arquitectura.

Renovation: Sagrada Familia Public Facilities Urban Block, Barcelona 2019 - ongoing. ©Addenda + Flexo arquitectura. Civic Centre back facade

Publication: Bauhaus Museum Dessau Cahier Series

Addenda also publishes architecture: the BMD Cahier series documents the construction process of the Bauhaus Museum Dessau. As a novel way of disseminating architecture, each of the Cahiers progressively analyses and discusses different architectural, technical, conservation and sociocultural topics, highlighting the Bauhaus spirit in the 21st century.

Cahier Box. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Cahier#1: Site. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Cahier#2: Fundament. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Cahier#4: 1:50. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Cahier#5: Archive. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Cahier#8: Detail. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Bauhaus Museum Dessau Cahier Series, 2017 - 2019. Text by Moritz Küng

In reference to the "artists' book" –a work of art in its own right"–, the design and content of the Cahiers appears as an “architects’ book”, making within the given context a spatial and tactile statement.

Bauhaus Dessau Museum Cahier Series. Photography: ©oficina de disseny

Bauhaus Museum Dessau Cahier Series, 2017 - 2019

Cahier is an initiative by Addenda Architects, in conjunction with the editor Moritz Küng, the photographers Joachim Brohm & Valentina Seidel, and the Barcelona-based graphic designers Oficina de disseny.
Produced with the financial support of the lnstitut Ramon Llull, the Foundation Bauhaus Dessau and Koenig Books, London.

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