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An artwork for the new Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung

Following the announcement of the “Kunst am Bau” competition in spring 2023, twelve artists submitted concepts that highlight the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung as a site of creative learning, interdisciplinary exchange and critical dialogue.

The Bauhaus-Archiv was founded in 1960 as a non-profit association by a group of committed citizens. Designed by Walter Gropius, the museum opened in 1979 on Landwehrkanal in the Berlin-Tiergarten district, and today, the building is listed as a historic landmark. Since 2018, the Bauhaus-Archiv has been closed for renovation and expansion in accordance with landmark preservation guidelines.

A key aspect of the construction efforts – and an integral element of building culture in Germany – is “Kunst am Bau” – a state and federal programme devoted to financing the creation of artworks as a part of publicly funded construction projects in Germany. To this end, the state of Berlin, represented by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung launched a non-public, single-stage art competition, preceded by a European-wide public application process.

And the results are in: On 26 September 2023, the winning concept was chosen!

The exhibition will showcase the winning design which received the recommendation for funding by the jury, along with the other eleven concepts submitted for consideration in the art competition.

The presentation reveals how very differently artists view and react to the architecture and usage of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung.


Kunst am Bau
for the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung

25 October–28 November 2023
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Opening hours
  • Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00