The Bauhaus Museum is a filigree, three-storey building on the north-eastern edge of the city park. Following Dessau’s old city structure from before the Second World War, a prominent location will be newly occupied. With its elongated shape, the building frames the streetscape along Kavalierstrasse and at the same time defines a clear transition between city and park. The differentiated “head of the building” at the intersection Friedrich-/ Kavalierstrasse as well as the slight recess from the street alignment emphasise the new museum as a special cultural place in the cityscape. Thanks to the compact design, the extent of interventions in the park is limited to minor measures that anchor the museum in its surroundings.