Trinkhalle in Dessau-Roßlau

Trinkhalle in Dessau-Roßlau

Not far from the master houses in Dessau-Roßlau stands this reconstruction of a refreshment kiosk (Trinkhalle). The original building was designed in 1932 by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. This was at this time director of the Dessau Bauhaus. The building survived World War II, but was demolished in the 1970s. [German]

We consider the building remarkable for two reasons. First, it brings to mind the old term Trinkhalle. These kiosks served an important purpose in providing workers with healthy drinks many years ago.

On the other hand, the size of the building does not correspond to the dimensions associated with the German term Halle (hall). On the contrary, it looks very small. It has the appearance of a kiosk, which actually it is.

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