Bernau bei Berlin – a school designed by the Bauhaus

entrée de l'école, photo Catherine Gras

The town of Bernau is situated in the north of Berlin. The historical center is small but well preserved with his medieval wall around it.

In 1930, a new school is built there, in the outskirts of the town. This school (ADGB) is built on behalf of the German trade union association: Bundesschule des Allgemeinen Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes.

The construction takes place between 1928 and 1930, it is one of the largest buildings designed by the Bauhaus at that time. The site was recently listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage site.

This is another very nice example of the Bauhaus style, bare and open to the outside.

And on the day I visited it, the colours of the buildings were in total harmony with automn leaves.

Where to find it:

One thought on “Bernau bei Berlin – a school designed by the Bauhaus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s