the temporary bauhaus-archive at Knesebeckstraße 1, Berlin-Charlottenburg
© Konrad Langer

the temporary bauhaus-archiv

Knesebeckstraße 1-2

Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm
closed on Sundays and public holidays
free admission

While the renovation and expansion of the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung continues, a varied programme awaits the visitors at the temporary bauhaus-archiv in Berlin-Charlottenburg. It features highlights of the collection of the Bauhaus-Archiv and addresses contemporary issues of design, architecture and society.

The Bauhaus-Archiv staff actively engages with the visitors and public and addresses topics related to the future tasks and programmes of the new museum. The temporary is a project venue where, for technical reasons, originals from the collection cannot be displayed. Until the museum reopens, the bauhaus-shop can also be found at the temporary.


The temporary is situated in the listed landmark Haus Hardenberg, which was built in 1955/1956 by the architect Paul Schwebes and is considered one of the most significant office and commercial buildings of postwar modernism in West-Berlin.

bauhaus infinity archive

Seit Januar 2022 befindet sich die immersive Installation bauhaus infinity archive im temporary bauhaus-archiv. Using artificial intelligence (AI), more than 15,000 images, photos, documents and work sketches – most of which have never been publicly shown before – can be searched based on visual keys like a drawn line or colour. The concept behind: Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung is home to the world’s largest Bauhaus collection with around one million objects. Though only few of these objects have been exhibited so far, numerous digital images of them exist. How can we bring these unknown treasures to light? In addition to the seemingly endless collection of images, we also present stories told by our curators.


The project is developed in collaboration with ART+COM Studios and as part of “dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions” of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) through the NEUSTART KULTUR programme.”

Touchsreen inside the immersive installation bauhaus infinity archive
© ART+COM Studios