Berlin Alumni Visit Mies van der Rohe Haus

24/06/2014

After some time, RWTH alumni in Berlin once again met together. Under the expert direction of Dr. Wita Noack from the Nies van der Rohe house, a group of RWTH alumni visited the Berlin house, also known as Villa Lemke, a main attraction for fans of Mies van der Rohe's architecture. The architect designed the house in the 1930s for the manufacturer couple Lemke before he immigrated to the USA.

 

Aside from a tour of the house, designed in a Bauhaus style, and the stately gardens, the group was given an exclusive look at the newest exhibition in the house – the Mies van der Rohe object collection of the internationally established artist Gerold Miller, who lives in Berlin. The introduction to the renowned architect's work and creations as well as the refinement and details of the house, under monument protection, in Berlin-Höhenschönhausen, was met with great interest by the alumni and initiated interesting discussions.

The evening was rounded out with a casual get together in a nearby biergarten, where participants exchanged study experiences, discussed the most recent developments at their alma mater, and made new contacts. There is already anticipation for the next meeting.

Alumni in Berlin, who have ideas or suggestions for future meetings or events or who would like to organize a network get together themselves, are asked to contact the RWTH Alumni Team at .