Haifa/Erfurt. Architecture of Modernity in Dialogue.

This exhibit showcases photography and research of modern architecture in Erfurt and Haifa. Although the two cities have developed differently and far away from one another, they have been linked as twin cities since 2000 and are about to enter into a dialogue and examine both their similarities and differences.

One notable crossroad is the »Neuen Bauens« architecture, which shaped the of Erfurt, Germany  during the 1920s and 1930s and formed the city of Haifa, Palestine, spreading rapidly along the coast and Mount Carmel.  

With the rise of National Socialist rule in Germany, modernist architecture--today colloquially referred to in Israel as Bauhaus architecture--came to an abrupt end, while in Palestine it represented, anmong other things, a new beginning and a new home for those displaced by this regime. 

The exhibition developed out of a student research project at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar under the direction of architect and architectural historian Prof. Dr. Ines Weizman, architectural historian and preservationist Dr. Mark Escherich, and photographer Jens Hauspurg.


25 to 29 September 2019
Opening times: daily 12 to 10 p.m.
Exhibition in the Weimarhalle, UNESCO-Platz 1 in Weimar
as part of the »Triennale der Moderne«

Opening: 25 September 2019, 6 p.m.

20 to 30 September 2018
Exhibition in the Peterskirche in Erfurt as part of the Achava Festival

Prof. Dr. Ines Weizman
Jr. Professor of Theory of Architecture 
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

Dr.-Ing. Mark Escherich
Professorship of Conservation and History of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

Jens Hauspurg
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar