C’arch Architecture + Design
In the purest of form.
Like an artwork, the new Bauhaus Museum is framed within the sharp-edged surroundings of Dessau’s City Park. By itself is a drawn spot, a sculpted park that celebrates and connects movements from all directions within the city.
To escape banality, two sculpted cylinders “poise lightly, yet firmly” on ground, adrift. It “throws open its walls like curtain” , offering a realm of vision that is infinite, inside out, outside in. Within this circular space, form and being will be equalized and hierarchy will disappear. Its spatial quality is universal. Man’s movements are as significant to the other; all accumulates to become part of the exhibition and part of the Museum, staging a constant performance for the city of Dessau at large.Through this act, the Museum and its city will coexist.
By carving out cylindrical space, a surreal spatial experience will be offered. Where roof seems afloat, a somewhat inverted dome heavily gravitating towards occupants. Intimacy and absurdity will meet. Solids over voids, where holes are punctured for top-down views with flooding light. People will be lit at each sacred point, an enlightened curiosity for the modern man.
Six Topos conveying the Bauhaus. A conversation will be created through the space and its in-between, where distance expands and narrows. Movements will be choreographed, peeling one layer after another. Arbitrary and democratic, people will move in desire. Slowly reaching to its innermost shrine, where lights again, emanate. Where the body then goes, and the mind will follow soon after.