Topping-out ceremony for Bauhaus Museum, Dessau
INROS LACKNER designs the technical building systems

The building shell of the new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau has been erected. To mark this milestone at the beginning of August, the building’s owners, designers and construction workers celebrated with a traditional topping-out ceremony. The work on the ground and upper floors is almost complete, and the first windows and building services are being installed. The internationally acclaimed museum will open next year for the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus.

Inros Lackner is responsible for the planning and design of the technical building systems. The respective trades have begun their work. The project is a particular success for the technical building systems team. The public presentation of the world's second largest Bauhaus collection in the new building requires highly sophisticated technical solutions. Empty conduits are provided to hide electrical equipment in visible concrete ceilings, and the design of the technical supply equipment for the exhibition areas is characterised by its flexibility and its self-sufficiency. Key aspects of the energy concept include a combination of thermal mass activation and air conditioning equipment to ensure climate stability, and natural ventilation of the spacious foyer with a transparent façade.

The world-famous Bauhaus, the 20th century’s most important school for design, architecture and art, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, Bauhaus museums are being newly built or rebuilt in Berlin, Dessau and Weimar - the places where its influence was originally most keenly felt.

Visualization: © Gonzalez Hinz Zabala Barcelona