Van de Velde Building, Bauhaus University in Weimar
The Henry van de Velde Building at Weimar Bauhaus University is one of the major turn-of-the-century art school buildings and was the location of the founding of the State Bauhaus in 1919, of which traces can still be found today in wall paintings, reliefs and the reconstructed Gropius Room (in the Bauhaus University main building).
The building was constructed from 1905 to 1906 for the "Grand Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts Weimar" in line with Henry van de Velde's plans and was used by the "State Bauhaus in Weimar" between 1919 and 1925. Today it is the home of the Faculty of Art and Design and a teaching venue of Weimar Bauhaus University.
Of interest inside the building are the unusual lighting of the central staircase and the three reconstructed wall paintings by Oskar Schlemmer, which he created for the Bauhaus Exhibition in 1923.
The Van de Velde Building at Weimar Bauhaus University is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "The Bauhaus and Its Venues in Dessau and Weimar", which had a key influence on 20th century architecture.
More UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found at http://unesco.thueringen-entdecken.de.