Radically Modern – bike tour
While the Bauhaus Archive building is being renovated and expanded, the temporary Bauhaus Archive is located in Haus Hardenberg in Charlottenburg – one of the city’s most important historic residential and commercial buildings. This is where the bike tour begins, visiting exciting buildings of post-war modernism and current projects in former West Berlin. The International Building Exhibition Interbau 1957 created a new district in the Hansaviertel with modern ideas and clever solutions in housing construction. With Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Bauhaus director Walter Gropius and many more, an international team of architects was engaged here to create a unique exhibition concept that presented the ideas of urban housing directly adjacent to the large Tiergarten park, and which today has become a natural part of the city. The cycle tour leads via the House of World Cultures – the “pregnant oyster” – to the Cultural Forum, which is now back on the scene with the reopened New National Gallery and a much-discussed new building, the Museum of the 20th Century. From the bauhaus view at the currently closed Bauhaus Archive, you will look at current construction activities and gain insights into the realisation of the adjacent extension.
Haus Hardenberg | Paul Schwebes
Architecture Faculty at TU Berlin | Bernhard Hermkes
Hansaviertel | u.a. Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, Pierre Vago
Umlauftank | Ludwig Leo
House of World Cultures | Hugh Stubbins, Werner Düttmann
Bundesschlange | Müller, Rhode & Wandert u.a.
IBA-Buildings on Rauchstraße | Rob Krier
New National Gallery | Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, David Chipperfield Architects
Museum of the 20th Century | Herzog & de Meuron
Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung | Walter Gropius, addition Volker Staab
Duration approx. 3 hrs