All Aboard the Bauhaus Bus

As part of the celebrations for the 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus school, a mobile building modelled on the school’s workshops has been launched. We look at its design and how it will be used to further learning around the architectural movement

The project, which is a collaboration between Tinyhouse University, Hochschule Anhalt, Goethe-Institut Kinshasa and Para Site Hong Kong will tour across Dessau, Kinshasa and Berlin, before moving to Hong Kong.

Designed by architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, the 15 square metre Bauhaus bus has been developed as part of the SPINNING TRIANGLES project to challenge existing power structures in design and widen access to learning about the architectural movement. 

The bus itself has been modelled on the Walter Gropius-designed workshop wing of the original Dessau-based Bauhaus building, an iconic part of the movement. Inside it features a space for exhibitions and workshops alongside a reading room containing books on the movement. 

Bauhaus Season: Celebrating 100 Years