Bauhaus Campus 2021
After putting his career as an architect on hold to fight the first world war between 1914 and 1918, Walter Gropius sensed the world needed a radical change, a change in which arts and architecture would play a fundamental role.
His previous ideas of what architecture should be didn’t quite make sense anymore. His new vision of architecture was one were all arts came together to re-imagine the material world, were craftmanship would reclaim its leading position in the production process and were artists would find a way to imprint their soul and essence into rational, useful and beautiful objects that could be mass produced following the ideals of Fordism and Taylorism.
It was 1919 in post-war Weimar, Germany. Walter Gropius had just founded the Bauhaus. One of the most radical evolutions architecture has ever experienced was about to begin.
It’s been over a century since Gropius came back from the war, and even though most of the principles of the Bauhaus still stand, the world in which we live in has changed rapidly. The internet has forever changed the way we communicate and share information. The concept of family is shifting, with birth rates slowing drastically in the first world. Individuals are willing to relocate to different parts of the world in the blink of an eye. New construction materials and techniques have allowed us to settle in places with extreme weather conditions. And after a series of truly unpredictable political and natural events during the past few years, we have come to accept that we don’t know what the future holds for us anymore.
If the Bauhaus was still active today, we believe it would welcome all these new variables with excitement, challenge their own ideas and adapt their solutions to this new reality.
The challenge you are about to embark is the design of the new 2021 Bauhaus Campus. An educational space where the status quo of architecture can be challenged and where new ideas and solutions can be explored.
The 2021 Bauhaus Campus is not meant to be a traditional university, but a creative and explorative space instead. The campus will not offer the traditional undergraduate, graduate or masters programs, there will be no exams, no grades… Instead, students and professionals from around the globe who have shown an interested in proposing design and architecture solutions to today’s problems, will be invited to come together on campus for different periods of time to share their ideas and visions.
There will be no preestablished hierarchy between campus attendees. Anyone will be free to organize a group, a class or a workshop, to share their knowledge or learn together, and anyone will be free to join or attend if they have an interest in the topic.
Addenda architects - Winners of the international competition for the Bauhaus Museum Dessau.
Montserrat Villaverde Rey
3000€ in cash.
Subscription to magazine of your choice.
Pack fo architecture Phaidon books.
GoPillar Academy course of your choice.
Publication in digital media.
Access to exclusive online lectures.
Personalized jury feedback.
Printed participation certificate.
Special registration period - November 23rd – January 31st
Early registration period - February 1st - March 7th
Regular registration period - March 8th – April 4th
End of questions period - April 11th
Submission deadline - April 15th
Winners announced - May 15th
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