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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germanyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1927-1929 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGropius, Walteren_US
dc.date1927-1929en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-29T16:46:32Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T16:46:32Z
dc.date.issued1927-1929en_US
dc.identifier227181en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2196en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/134964
dc.descriptionInterior, great central hallway, clerestory detail; The first years in Dessau, when the Bauhaus reached its peak of international fame, were also a productive period for Gropius. His employment office (1927-1929), also for the Dessau city council, was a model of functional planning. He planned two parts defined by their functions and designed a long, two-storey administration block and a protruding one-storey circular building with a glazed shed roof for the public. A traditional cubicle-based office structure would not cope with the large number of visitors. This meant choosing a ground plan that would permit the public to be channelled, thereby allowing the job-seeking process to proceed smoothly. Separated according to sex and profession, there were five entrances for the job-seeking men and women, behind each of which lay sectors organised along similar lines. Although the façade of the circular building was without windows, its interior gave cause for wonder thanks to the shed roof, which allowed light to flood into the building from above. Faced with yellow tiles, the steel skeleton is, due to its unusual ground plan, a highly interesting example of functional architecture. Since its restoration in 2002-2003, the building has been home to the city of Dessau’s Trading Standards and Traffic Office. Source: Bauhaus Dessau [website]; http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/ (accessed 5/8/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumglass; steel; yellow glazed ceramic tileen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectbusiness, commerce and tradeen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectcity governmenten_US
dc.subjectunemploymenten_US
dc.subjectfunctionalismen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectBauhausen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleEmployment Office, Dessauen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GW-EM-B19en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypegovernment office buildingen_US
dc.contributor.displayWalter Gropius (American architect, 1883-1969)en_US


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