Since 2017, the building ensemble designed by the Swiss architects Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer and the Bauhaus in Dessau has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1930 for the General Federation of German Trade Unions (ADGB), the Bauhaus Memorial Bernau is now a "living monument".
At the latest since its designation as a World Heritage Site, more and more visitors are finding their way here. In order to be able to manage the balancing act between the stream of visitors and everyday life, a UNESCO visitor centre is now being built for the Bauhaus Memorial Bernau. Designed by Steimle Architekten from Stuttgart, the pavilion building made of concrete, glass and steel fits effortlessly into the Bauhaus Campus Bernau thanks to its generous transparency. In the meantime, the wall elements and the roof have been cast in concrete and the windows have been installed. The opening of the visitor centre in October 2021 is coming ever closer.