Thursday, July 17, 2008

UNESCO awarded six BAUHAUS estates in Berlin

Why are these examples of modernist architecture so important?

Dr. Annemarie Jaeggi, Bauhaus Archiv Director, says: “Sure these buildings go back 80 years and the collectivist model is no longer there in our society. However, this architecture spread right across the world. That is really one of Germany's contributions to the 20th century.

Why does that not have just as much a claim to UNESCO status as a Gothic cathedral? I don’t see the difference. Why should one say modernism is not worth protecting just because it was a utopia?” … Spiegel interview


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