The fully transparent ground floor creates a permanent display of the inner workings of the museum, while the actual exhibition areas are housed in the opaque upper floors with maximum flexibility. This permeability enables a continuous interaction with the city, that lasts beyond the regular opening hours of a museum. The stark contrast between lush vegetation of the park and abstract appearance of the building further enhances this dialectic relationship. Rather than creating a monument for the past, the design proposes a playground for action, thus empowering the Bauhaus as an agent for critical cultural production.
Public on Display – Dessau, Germany. Competition. 2015