Saturday, 19. September 2020 - Friday, 31. December 2021 | 09:30 o'clock
Exhibition: Rothenburg in London - influence on the garden city movement
in the RothenburgMuseum
Even as far back as 1906, Rothenburg was already being used as an example for the design and construction of the garden city of Hampstead near London. Everything, from overall grounds down to a house´s interior design, was to provide people with a garden town fit for habitation. This was in response to the terrible living conditions of workers in cities during the early period of industrialization. The English architect Raymond Unwin chose Rothenburg ob der Tauber an an example of urban development. While planning the garden city of Hampstead Garden Suburb, Raymond Unwin, a student of William Morris, incorporated architectural motifs such as Rothenburg´s towers, roof desings, arcades, staircases and window designs, as well as the use of trams, squares and city greens. Drawing on plans, photos, sketches, models and previously unpublished source materials, this special exhibition demonstrates for the first time Rothenburg´s significance as an architectural example for the planning of both Hampstead Suburb as well as the garden city of Hellerau near Dresden. The role of picturesque architecture, and therefore Rothenburg ob der Tauber, at the threshold of modern Bauhaus architecture will be reconstructed through debate between renowned architects such as Richard Riemerschmid, Camillo Sitte, Hermann Muthesius, Raymond Unwin, Ernst May, Barry Parker, Theodor Fischer and others.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber