Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) is one of the most important architects of the 20th century alongside Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius. He designed the Landhaus Lemke in 1932 during his time as director at the Bauhaus; it is an eloquent testimony to his passion for bricks. In a large, quiet garden, it lies like an L-shaped bar in the green grass - functionality and idyll in the most beautiful harmony. The residential jewel was Mies van der Rohe's last work before he left for the United States. The building owners, the childless Lemke couple, operators of a graphic art institute and print shop, were driven out of the house in 1945. The Red Army had confiscated it. Since the 1960s, the Ministry for State Security has disfigured the house, forgetting its history, by countless renovations and using it as a outbuilding. In 1977, the East Berlin City Council placed the house under a preservation order, and thanks to the commitment of the citizens of Berlin, the house became the property of the district of Höhenschönhausen (now Lichtenberg) in 1990. The Bauhaus gem is a lucky chance for Modern art, as an exhibition venue, a meeting place for architects and a location for cultural events. The architectural monument was saved for the public and a circle of supporters and friends was established. With official and civic spirit over one million euros were raised for the restoration of the house and garden in accordance with the preservation order. Since then, the exhibition programme has been responding to the question of what it means to show art in a house that is in the abstract a piece of art.
- Tuesday -Sunday
- 11:00 - 17:00
Since 12 May, the Mies van der Rohe House can be visited again. A maximum of 5 people in the house and 5 people in the garden are allowed. Events and openings will not take place until further notice.