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Glassworks in Amberg

In connection with the Bauhaus-Year – 2019 – the so-called “Glass Cathedral” is once again a focus of attention. Amberg and the former Rosenthal Glassworks (known today as the Amberg Crystal and Glass Factory Ltd.), possess a unique construction by architects Walter Gropius and Alex Cvijanovic in the Upper Palatinate (Oberpfalz). It is also the last work by Walter Gropius who had founded the Bauhaus and been its first director, before having to emigrate in 1934 and designing numerous buildings abroad. The glassworks, run by the firm Riedel/Nachtmann, was erected in 1968-1970 and is still functioning today. With its extraordinary sense of style and structural innovations it has come to be regarded as one of the most important industrial buildings of the 20th century. The brochure compiled by the design agency “Wilhelm Büro” provides precise and impressive documentation on the building.

Baudokumentation 02
Walter Gropius – Glaswerk Amberg, 2015
Verlag Büro Wilhelm
48 Pages
Format 11,5 x 16,5 cm
ISBN 978-3-943242-59-1
5,00 €


Büro Wilhelm
Designagentur und Verlag
Lederergasse 5-7
92224 Amberg
T 0049 (0)9621 33316


Baudokumention 02, Walter Gropius Glaswerk Amberg, Verlag Büro Wilhelm, 2019
Walter Gropius and Alex Cvijanovic, Glaswsorks Amberg, 1968-70
All Photos © Büro Wilhelm Erich Spahn