Bauhaus Bus on World Tour in Honour of the School’s Centennial | Yellowtrace

Bauhaus Bus on World Tour in Honour of the School’s Centennial | Yellowtrace

Bauhaus Bus on World Tour in Honour of the School’s Centennial | Yellowtrace

 

Did you know that Bauhaus – the influential German school of modern design – will celebrate its centenary this year? In honour of this important milestone, SAVVY Contemporary has set out to mark the anniversary with a project dubbed Spinning Triangles.

Designed by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, the 15-square-metre mobile building resembles the iconic shape of the Bauhaus school building in Dessau – originally conceived by founding director Walter Gropius and built in 1919. It features the same gridded glass walls facing the street, as well as the famous Bauhaus font.

The ‘bus’ will travel between four global cities – Dessau, Berlin, Kinshasa and Hong Kong – aiming to investigate, challenge and act against the neo-colonial power structures inherent in design practices, theory and teaching.

 

Related: So Hot Right Now // Mobile Buildings.

 

Bauhaus Bus on World Tour in Honour of the School’s Centennial | Yellowtrace

Bauhaus Bus on World Tour in Honour of the School’s Centennial | Yellowtrace

 

SAVVY Contemporary takes up the founding moment of the Bauhaus one hundred years ago and starts from its reality as a school of design to reverse and reshape it. “We recognise the Bauhaus not only as a solution, but also as a problem, and will propose a school of design that may well become an “un-school,” and will emerge through a process” explains SAVVY.

A series of workshops and symposiums will also be hosted inside the portable building’s apartment-like space, aimed at the unlearning of colonial attitudes in design while charting the Bauhaus’ history and legacy.

 

Related: So Hot Right Now // Mobile Buildings.

 

Bauhaus Bus on World Tour in Honour of the School’s Centennial | Yellowtrace

 


[Images courtesy of SAVVY Contemporary.]

 

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2 Responses

  1. Andrés Parallada (@MedioMontevideo)

    “… aiming to investigate, challenge and act against the neo-colonial power structures inherent in design practices, theory and teaching…” funny, I am not sure, but I find that this idea itself could be defined as Neo-colonialism; nice project anyway, and check the date of the building construction, in 1919 the school was founded in Weimar, and old-building, the new building was built in Dessau, 1924, I guess. I love Yellowtrace, great work always!!

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