What does a museum look like that is dedicated to a movement – the Bauhaus – that redefined the duality of content and representation? Rather than an iconic architectural form, the design proposes publicness as the icon.

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