Virtueller Rundgang

Go on a virtual tour through the information centre. Move the mouse across the ground plan. As soon as a red dot appears, you have reached a stop on your tour. You can obtain information on the content at a click of the mouse.
 


Cloakroom

 


Lobby and museum shop

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Station 1
The city and the Werkbund

Two partners, the City of Stuttgart and the Deutscher Werkbund, searched for new solutions to the housing shortage following the First World War.
Zeitschrift Die Form

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Station 2
Planning and construction

The Weissenhofsiedlung was realized in a very short period of time, following a lengthy process for selecting the architects. The basis was the urban design concept by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Modell von Mies von der Rohe

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Station 3
Model of the Weissenhofsiedlung

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Station 4
The Exhibition

About 500,000 visitors attended the Building Exhibition at Weissenhof in 1927 and the other areas of the exhibition, which presented new trends in architecture, new residential fittings and furnishings and new construction techniques.
Werbung für Werkbundausstellung

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Station 5
Model of the Hall of Mirrors

Model of the Hall of Mirrors prototype of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona pavilion at the 1929 world exposition.

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Station 6
Model of House Number 17

Model of House Number 17, by Walter Gropius - and destroyed during the war.

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Station 7
The Weissenhof estate after 1927

The Weissenhof estate polarized between avant-garde and traditionalism. After the ban in the Third Reich and the ignorance thereafter, a gradual appreciation began at the end of the 1950s. Today the Weissenhof estate is undisputedly an outstanding architectural monument of the modern age.
Buchcover Der Sieg des Neuen Baustils

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Station 8
Monument and museum

In a complex process the pair of semi-detached houses was repaired and protected as a historical monument. The layers of structural modifications and restoration characterize the building and the museum concept.

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Station 9
The architects

Media stations with information on the architects, other players and the buildings.

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Station 10
Le Corbusier in Stuttgart

Le Corbusier in Stuttgart. The Weissenhof estate marked a major phase in Le Corbusier's work as an architect. His works included a large number of diverse edifices and theoretical texts. Major writings of the 1920s were translated in Stuttgart.