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From Historicism to New Building

Guided tour for schools

In St.Gallen, a stylistic turn took place in the middle of the textile crisis: from Art Nouveau and opulent historicism to New Building (Neues Bauen) with its reduced design language.

The guided tour took the audience from the Palace cinema (1924) to the building Brückenwaage (1933), past the historical frontage buildings at Brühltor (around 1900) to the Linsenbühl-Bau (1930-1933), a small city within the city. It focused on features of urban planning, on their social and economic background as well as on questions of transport.

March 2020, guided tour for schools