Weimar: School of Arts and Crafts

Grand Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

 

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

1905 – 1906

Architect: Henry van de Velde

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, Weimar

The building was erected between 1905 and 1906 according to plans by Henry van de Velde for the School of Applied Arts in Weimar.

The arts and crafts school building consists of two wings arranged in an angle.

The east wing had already been built in 1905 for the Weimar Sculpture School with the studio of the sculptor Adolf Brütt.

The south wing was added to the existing east wing in 1906 for the School of Applied Arts and Henry van de Velde’s studio.

Between 1919 and 1925, the Weimar Bauhaus was located here. Today it is the seat of the Design Faculty of the Bauhaus University in Weimar.

The School of Arts and Crafts was built in the period between the two construction phases of the art school Weimar opposite.

The angular building corre­sponds in the articu­lation of the wall pillars and the visible steel profiles with the facade of the art school.

The first floor of the south wing, which is enclosed on the facade by a stone horseshoe arch, housed Henry van de Velde’s studio rooms.

Inside, there is the central semicir­cular staircase with murals and some wall reliefs by Oskar Schlemmer, created on the occasion of the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition in Weimar.

In 1930 the artworks had been removed, today they are reconstructed.

After the Bauhaus had moved to Dessau, the State College of Crafts and Architecture was opened in the buildings of the School of Art and the School of Applied Arts in April 1926 under the direction of Otto Bartning.

Ernst Neufert, who had come to the Bauhaus in 1919 as one of the first students, took over as head of the building department.

 

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts, 1905-1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

School of Arts and Crafts, 1905–1906. Architect: Henry van de Velde

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