Theatrical check-in to the world of professions
The lift doors close, the display lights up and the lift boy takes the passengers on a journey back in time to the 1920s, to the era of the Hotel BAUHAUS. Guests receive the keys to their suite at reception, they are greeted with a delicious welcome drink in the piano bar, bread rolls pile up in the breakfast room and the guest book is filled with names and thank-you notes.
At the beginning of June 2016, our cultural centre was transformed into an illustrious hotel. Young people who came to Berlin as refugees and are being prepared for an apprenticeship as part of the BAUHAUS welcome class in craft and design took part in a theatre course that explored the ideas of the Bauhaus and the Dadaists in a performative and experimental way.
Together with the young actresses from Theater27, pupils from class 10.3 at Johanna Eck School and theatre makers Joanna Praml and Sofie Hüsler, they developed a scenic journey through time that delighted around 160 guests over two evenings. As they wandered through the improvised hotel, visitors came across lamps, tables, chairs, vases and sugar shakers that our young international designers had built over the past nine months.
The BAUHAUS Hotel project was realised with funding from the Berlin Project Fund for Cultural Education, while the BAUHAUS Welcome Class was supported by the Children in Need Foundation, Mr Walter Purschke, and the Förderverein Schlesische27. Thank you very much!
Pictures: Maximilian Dreusch, Fred Moseley