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Vehicle of design philosophy makes stop on the Bund

By He Qi | China Daily | Updated: 2019-09-06 08:34
A visitor takes a look at the Bauhaus caravan at the Bund Finance Center in Shanghai.[Photo provided to China Daily]

The Bauhaus caravan arrived at the Bund Finance Center in Shanghai on Aug 24 to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Hochschule fur Gestaltung, the first modern design college in the world.

Located in Germany, the college is now called the Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus caravan started its 10-month global tour in January.

Designed by German architect Van Bo Le Mentzel, the caravan features more than 40 Bauhaus art books and has already been to cities such as Dessau and Berlin in Germany and Kinshasa in Congo. Its China tour started in Shandong province on May 26 and will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing.

"The purpose of the tour is to spread the Bauhaus design concept. We want to let the public understand the value and significance of design and encourage designers to rethink their position and future value to society," says Chi Wei, the founder of the +86 Design Sharing Platform.

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