Competition design for the Petersschule, Basel

Hannes Meyer, Hans Wittwer and the Bauhaus Dessau Architectural Department, 1926

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (Meyer) / Hans-Jakob Wittwer (Wittwer)
Competition design for the Petersschule, design: Hannes Meyer, Hans Wittwer and building course Bauhaus Dessau, 1926.

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Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s entry in the architecture competition for the Petersschule building in the old town of Basel was rejected in 1926 in the first round. However, its radical character, which embraced every element of New Objectivity, made it the most important of all the designs submitted.


  1. Literature:
  2. Radikale Architektur für die vitale Jugend. Hannes Meyers und Hans Wittwers Beitrag zum Wettbewerb Petersschule (2009), in: Modell Bauhaus, hg. v. Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ausstellungskatalog, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, S. 207ff.

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