Trade Union School of ADGB

Hannes Meyer, Hans Wittwer and building workshop Bauhaus Dessau (design),Trade Union School of ADGB (Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund) Bernau near Berlin, 1930 
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Hannes Meyer, Hans Wittwer and building workshop Bauhaus Dessau (design),Trade Union School of ADGB (Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund) Bernau near Berlin, 1930
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Designed by Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer, the school of the ADGB (Federation of German Trade Unions) in Bernau near Berlin is still considered to be a paradigmatic example of functional architecture. The architectural style of the school, built in 1930 for union functionaries, corresponds with that of an industrial facility in that it dispenses entirely with extraneous details.

Literature:
Ingenhoven, Christoph: The Courage to be Simple. Hannes Meyer's Trade Union School in Bernau, in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 247ff.