24 January 2021
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), founder of the anthroposophical movement, took the initiative for the construction of the Goetheanum in Dornach, named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). Steiner admired Goethe.
The first building of the Goetheanum burned down in 1923. The present-day complex was completed in 1928.
The large dome reflects the spirit of the times. Modern, Art Deco, organic forms and surrealism, symbolism, paintings and sculpture with the evolution of mankind and the (spiritual) development of people as a motif.
Many other monumental buildings have been erected after 1928.
The Heizhaus, Verlagshaus, Glashaus, Haus Kirchner, Haus Duldeck, Haus Moser, Haus Rust, Haus Ranzenberger, Haus Jevskeenko, Rudolf Steiner Halde, Haus de Jaager are just a few of the approximately 180 monumental buildings in Dornach and Arlesheim.
(Source and further information: www. Architekturpfad.ch).