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Bauhaus Bus explores cultural legacy in Shanghai
By:Fu Yifei, Wu Qiong  |  From:english.eastday.com  |  2019-08-09 12:18

A bus that looks like the Bauhaus school in Germany is currently parked outside the Pudong Library in Shanghai. As a mini library, it is open to the public from August 7 to 15.

(The Bauhaus Bus in Pudong)

The pretty and unusual bus is attracting readers of all ages. In the following week, various activities will be held based on the theme – “Bauhaus & Reading”, aiming to communicate ideas on art, design and education to the public.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus – the first modern design college in the world – the Bauhaus Bus embarked on a world tour in January starting from Germany, to explore the design college’s global legacy. It’s the bus’s first time to come to Pudong.

The 15-square-meter Bauhaus Bus is a miniature clone of the Dessau Bauhaus building’s workshop wing. Inside the structure is a mini Bauhaus Library with book shelves, desks and chairs, and an air conditioner. The glass curtain wall on one side of the bus provides readers with sufficient natural light. Many books on the shelves are written in German.

(The interior of the Bauhaus Bus)

After August 15, the Bauhaus Bus will leave Pudong Library for Xintiandi in Huangpu, and its last stop in Shanghai is the iconic city landmark - the Bund.