TOPOMOMO Print shops!

As part of the project "TOPOMOMO - Experimental Land of Modernsm", funded by the European Union and in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec, we are planning a publication. The book will be published bilingually in German and Czech and presented at the final symposium in November/December 2022.

The Stiftung Haus Schminke is looking for a suitable service provider to print the publication.

Bids can be submitted until 20.05.2022.

All information can be found here to be downloaded (in German).
Aufgabenstellung Druck Publikation
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TOPOMOMO Call for ideas!

As part of the project "TOPOMOMO - Experimental Land of Modernism", funded by the European Union and in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec, we are looking for a design object as a recognition feature for 12 selected buildings in order to link the locations visually in form of a corporate design. The aim is to draw the attention of locals, transients and newcomers to the importance of the region and the common architectural heritage.

Whether a welcoming bench, a new landmark, an original doormat or a noble plaque - there are no limits to the imagination. Ideas and designs can be submitted until 26.06.2022 in form of sketches and/or photomontages including descriptions of size, material, technology as well as details on manufacturing and implementation costs. The most convincing idea will be selected by the owners and operators of the 12 buildings during a jury meeting in early July. The winning design will be publicly announced on 07.07.2022 and will be chosen for implementation. All further information is available for download in Czech in the competition announcement.

Please understand that submissions received after the deadline cannot be considered.

For further questions, please send an email to info@stiftung-hausschminke.eu.
TPMM_Call_for_ideas (in Czech)
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Find the downloadable logos here:
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TOPOMOMO Workshop planning!

As part of the project "TOPOMOMO - Experimental Land of Modernity", funded by the European Union and in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec, we are planing a 1.5-day workshop event. The event will be bilingual in German and Czech and will take place in the German-Czech border region.

For the event at the beginning of July, the Stiftung Haus Schminke is looking for suitable contractors for the preparation and implementation, and for the moderation and methodological support.
Applications are also possible as a team. The exact tasks can be found in the attachment (in German).

We look forward to receiving offers by e-mail by 29.04.2022.

Please understand that offers received after the deadline cannot be considered.

Please send any further questions by e-mail to info@stiftung-hausschminke.eu.
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TOPOMOMO proofreading german texts!

For our project TOPOMOMO we are planning a bilingual publication in German and Czech. We are looking for experts on the following tasks:

- Proofreading/Editing of texts in German

Please download the PDF below for the exact description (in German).

We accept your biddings via email until 06.02.2022. Please understand that we cannot accept biddings that reach us after the due date.

For all further questions please contact Mrs. Bojaryn.
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TOPOMOMO translation and proofreading!

New due date: 27.12.21!

For our project TOPOMOMO we are planning a bilingual publication in German and Czech. We are looking for experts on the following tasks:

- Translation German > Czech
- Proofreading/Editing of texts in Czech

Please download the PDF below for the exact description (in German).

We accept your biddings via email until 27.12.2021. Please understand that we cannot accept biddings that reach us after the due date.

For all further questions please contact Mrs. Bojaryn.
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TOPOMOMO webdesign!

For our project TOPOMOMO we looking for webdesigners to work on our website www.topomomo.eu . You can find the service description in German in the PDF listed below. We are looking forward to your biddings (in Euro) via email until November 11th, 6 p.m. Please understand that biddings that reach us after the deadline cannot be included in the evaluation process. If you have any questions please contact our project manager Mrs. Bojaryn.‎
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TOPOMOMO started!

We had a good start with our project TOPOMOMO and were able to conclude our call for tenders. After an extensive evaluation process we accepted the Institut für neue Industriekultur GmbH, short INIK. After numerous online meetings we are very happy about the well working cooperation and are currently working on sorting out and researching places.

TOPOMOMO continued!

Our project TOPOMOMO on modernist buildings will be continued. For the next two years we will be researching the architecture of the 1920s and 30s together with the TU Liberec along the Saxon-Czech border. We are incredibly happy!

The project is funded by the European Union and the "Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung".

New Multimediatour thanks to LEADER-program

The development of our new multimedia tour has begun. Thanks to the support of the "Entwicklungsprogramm für den ländlichen Raum Sachsen (EPLR)" and its program "LEADER" the tour is in production. With up-to-date digital content and several languages we bring Modernism back into the Schminke House.

Crowdfunding: The Schminke House on your smartphone

Starting on November 2nd, 2020

We have long dreamed of modernizing the tour through the Schminke House. So far we have only been able to offer audio guides in addition to personal tours. We finally have the opportunity to develop a new multimedia tour that works simply on the smartphone. Our visitors will be able to experience the house and its history in a completely new way in the future through multilingualism, contemporary design and the inclusion of images and videos. Guests without a smartphone can still hear the revised tour on our audio guides.

We have been planning the development of the new tour for almost three years. Funding applications were written, revised and finally submitted. We are still missing a manageable sum for the final financing of the project. With your support starting on November 2nd, 2020, on startnext we can take the final step!

If the financing is successful, the content of the tour should be completed by the end of the year. Among other things, this means having the tour produced in all four languages and then adding numerous pictures and film sequences. We will put the finishing touches on the tour at the beginning of next year. With the start of the new season, we hope to see numerous visitors trying out the new tour.

Bauhaus 2019

100 Years of Bauhaus!

In 1919, Walter Gropius established the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar, laying the foundations for a modernist collaboration between arts and crafts. The joint education of architects, artists, designers and artisans was indeed avant-garde, and produced ground-breaking ideas, concepts, designs, furniture, buildings and utensils in the years to follow.

The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus is in 2019. The Bauhaus Centenary will be celebrated in Dessau, but also many other cities of the Bauhaus Association with a variety of events, projects and new collaborations.

Alongside the Dessau Bauhaus and the Prague Academy of the Fine Arts, it was the Breslau (Wrocław) State Academy of Arts which was a key driver for the training of modernist architects in the 1920s and 30s. The architect of the Schminke House, Hans Scharoun, was appointed professor in 1925 and considerably marked the school’s ‘organic’ style. He liaised closely with the protagonists of the Bauhaus in Dessau. Specialist interchange and expert intercourse between all the different schools was an integral part in the development of modernism and the avant-garde educational concept applied in Dessau, Breslau and Prague. Therefore, the Schminke House will be a part of the celebrations around the Bauhaus Centennial. The information on this page will be regularly updated.

Recently we published our new book "Der moderne Blick - The modern view" that presents 20 modernist buildings in Saxony. The book in German and English concentrates on the stories behind the buildings and comes with a special augmented reality app for your tablet or smartphone. You can buy it at our Online-Shop and find more information here: www.dermoderneblick.de .


Boldness in building - Rediscovered!

Modernist architecture, or the ‘International Style’ - regardless of borders between countries, was in its heyday during the 1920s and 1930s very relevant for the entire region we now call the ‘Trinational Triangle’. The rise of industrialization and the resulting new prosperity of individuals led to a flourishing of ‘New Objectivity’ in particular in then newly formed Czechoslovakia. The area in-between the potentially conflicting cities of Dessau, Prague, and Breslau (Wrocław) became a ‘landscape of experimentation’ that was influenced by all the different design philosophies.

Today, the region along the Saxon-Czech border is of a rather rural nature. This is the reason why this former industrial region, despite the glories of its past and a great number of excellent examples of modernist architecture from the Interwar period, is easily being overlooked even by experts in the field of building culture. In the course of our TOPOMOMO project we have begun to explore modernism across the rural German-Czech borderland. In collaboration with the Institut für neue Industriekultur, the Institute of New Industrial Culture in Cottbus, the project researches 32 noteworthy buildings in the area between Bautzen, Görlitz, Weißwasser and Jablonec nad Nisou, and has presented its findings in a travel guide. The website provides an interactive trip planner for independent tourists, including short descriptions on all structures.
The project currently strives to expand its network towards the cities of Plauen and Karlovy Vary. For current information, please visit TOPOMOMO on Facebook .

Local Partnerships

Networks are worth their mint in gold.

Strengthening our region’s economy and cooperation with local enterprises is a matter particularly close to our hearts, which we value just as highly as partnerships at European level. Our corporate design is created by the Ahoi-Büro design studio in Dresden, printing is taken care of by Druckpol in Löbau. Our ‘Haus-Schminke-Bags’ are produced in the von Kleist canvas manufacture in Neukirch. Our ‘Haus-Schminke Apple Brandy’ was distilled in the Spirituosen-Manufaktur in Kirschau-Schirgiswalde, and our latest book ‘Kelly Ship in Heavy Seas’ was published in cooperation with the Sächsische Zeitung daily newspaper.

We are particularly passionate about the future of young entrepreneurs in Upper Lusatia as we are about the potential of the local creative industry. We were happy to host a number of events by various start-up initiatives in our house during the past years.

We are a member of the European network Iconic Houses and maintain close ties to the Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic. We are always open to new networks and initiatives. Simply contact us!