Craftsmen's and trade school (Handwerker- und Gewerbeschule) (1928)

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#School #Zittau #1928

Architects

Max Wiederanders

Developers

Municipality of Zittau

Address and directions

Hochwaldstraße 21a
02763 Zittau, Germany

Public transport: Sternwarte

Today's use: School

Zittau's architectural gem of the interwar period on the edge of the centre.

Description

The individual functions of the school are already made visible to the outside. The central main building houses corridors and classrooms. It is built quatrically and has its own inner courtyard. The cubic building in the west is used as an assembly hall. And the staircase on the south-east corner with its large glass windows indicates that the distribution for the individual floors is located here.

History

At the end of the 19th century, Zittau's craftsmen started to study how to draw. As the old school building became too small, the municipality decided to build a new, larger building. It was built between 1928-1930.
It is interesting to note that the combination of the craftsmen's profile in Zittau and the developements at the Dessau Bauhaus had apparently an impulse on the school's design and structure.  
Even today, some original interior furnishings in the school are preserved, such as round lamps and built-in cupboards in the corridors.

Sources

Facades
plaster
Windows
casement fixed
Roof
flat
Details
tower
Position
along a street periphere/neighbourhood
Storeys
5

Impressions

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