Orientation plan for the Bauhaus Building

Hinnerk Scheper, Orientation plan for the Bauhaus Building, 1926
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Hinnerk Scheper, Orientation plan for the Bauhaus Building, 1926
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

As with his colour design for the university clinic in Münster in 1924, Scheper pursued the goal of developing a guidance system based on the assignment of chromatic values to the functional areas of the Bauhaus Building. The key on the bottom left describes the colour code whereby, for example, the control centre of the Bauhaus, the director’s office, was assigned the colour red to reflect its significance.

Literature:
Scheper, Renate (Hg.): Farbenfroh! Die Werkstatt für Wandmalerei am Bauhaus, Berlin 2005; Düchting, Hajo, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau: Farbe am Bauhaus: Synthese und Synästhesie, Berlin 1996.