Friday, 21 February, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 22 February 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, 23 February, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 Aachen - Chicago 1969) is one of the 20th century's outstanding architects and designers, whose creations changed the whole architectural language in Germany, even in the USA. His idea of functionality, formal lucidity, materiality and technical innovation are present in his constructions, also in Krefeld. For the textile manufacturers Hermann Lange and Josef Esters he designed the houses Lange and Esters (1927/30) and for Verseidag the dye works building (1930/31).
The more mies. 8th krefelder architekturtage takes as its central topic Mies van der Rohe's impact at the Bauhaus. One of the major goals of the Bauhaus was harmonising form and function in the face of emerging social challenges. In 1930 Mies van der Rohe became its third and final director, following on from Walter Gropius and Hannes Meyer, and under him the famous school of art, design and architecture moved in 1932 from Dessau to Berlin - only to be closed in 1933.