Archinect - News 2014-10-25T07:12:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/11425966/unesco-status-for-walter-gropius-fagus-factory Unesco status for Walter Gropius' Fagus Factory Nam Henderson 2011-06-27T20:45:04-04:00 >2011-06-29T11:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7decctbb5546ufv.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With its strips of glass windows and clean geometric structures, the building paved the way for a modernist style which became the trademark of the Bauhaus. The factory still produces shoe lasts, the forms used to mould shoes, to this day.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Walter Gropius' Fagus Factory has long been considered a frontrunner of modernist architecture. Now, a century after it was designed, the building in the German state of Lower Saxony has been added to the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.</p>