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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar
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The Bauhaus University is a university located in Weimar, Germany and specializes in the artistic and technical fields. Established in 1860 as the Great Ducal Saxon Art School, it gained collegiate status on 3 June 1910. In 1919 the school was renamed Bauhaus by its new director Walter Gropius and it received its present name in 1996. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled at the university today. In 2010 the Bauhaus University commemorated its 150th anniversary as an art school and college in Weimar.Academic tradition in WeimarWeimar boasts a long tradition of art education and instruction in the areas of fine art, handicrafts, music and architecture. In 1776 the Weimar Princely Free Zeichenschule was established, but gradually lost significance after the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School was founded in 1860. The Free Zeichenschule was discontinued in 1930. In 1829 the architect Clemens Wenzeslaus Coudray established the Free School of Trades (which later became the Grand Ducal Saxon Architectural Trade School, or State School of Architecture), which operated in the evenings and Sundays and supplemented the courses at the Free Zeichenschule. In 1926, the school was incorporated into the Gotha School of Architecture.The Orchestra School, which opened in 1872, eventually became the College of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar.
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  • How to build a building for teaching and research in architecture and applied arts, using traditional recipes (division of space in standard elements, presence of pilasters) but by removing the exterior walls to let the maximum amount of light into the premises at the beginning of the 20th century. Also remove any decorative element: rest shape, which expresses the pure and essential beauty. Even the stairwell, traditionally in oval spiral, is expressive in its form.
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  • Those who are interested in architecture and design, can walk here alone on the campus. There is also a small Café with info-point.
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  • I have me just a while in front of the main building set and let the atmosphere around me. Quickly countered by students and workers in the conversation, the one (me) kindly ask if you need help or want to know something. Cosmopolitan Weimar, how nice! The facade of the main building alone is already worth a visit!
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  • The best examples of the Bauhaus movement are in the city of Dessau but these buildings at the university in Weimar show the progression of the style from the beginning.
  • Two buildings by Belgian star architect Henry van de Velde. Architectural highlights. Ask to see the reconstruction of the Walter Gropius Room. Admire the murals by Oskar Schlemmer.
  • A loving, artistic, community and creative atmosphere, which has shaped me for my life. Thanks Weimar!
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  • Fabulous ambiance and beautiful architecture
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  • BU in YMR is one special experience!