Ernst Neufert 1921 Bauhaus Weimar
Ernst Neufert 1921 Bauhaus Weimar

"If the importance of an architect equals the extent to which his work lives on in others, Neufert is the most important of the twentieth century."

Reinier De Graaf, Architect

Four Walls and a Roof, Harvard University Press

For decades the handbook for architects. Neufert's Bauentwurfslehre

The Bauentwurfslehre, continuously updated since 1936, offers fundamental knowledge and all insights required for the detailed development of construction projects. Structured according to building types, it includes planning criteria, functional and siting considerations and provides all data on spatial requirements of a construction project. For the design and planning phase, it is an indispensable tool for all architects.

In 2001 the Neufert family established the Neufert Foundation, to preserve the architectural heritage of Ernst and Peter Neufert. Our mission is to continue the Bauentwurfslehre of Prof. Ernst Neufert
and to maintain the Neufert House from 1929
and the Neufert Box in Weimar.


New at Neufert-House.

International Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre serves as a scientific institution for cultural heritage research. Mediation and cooperation both nationally and internationally. Read more


New Member

We are pleased to have gained the Chancellor of the Bauhaus University Weimar, Dr. Horst Henrici, as a new member to support the Neufert Foundation.To the article


GERCHGROUP wins polis Award 2022 for “THE Q”, Nuremberg

First place for category „Urban Continuance Recycling"To the article


Summer Houses between Sintra and Colares

Author João Cardim, Photography Filipe JorgeTo the article


How do architects approach a design?
Prof. Kister, who updates the Bauentwurfslehre on behalf of the Neufert Foundation, talks to renowned German architects and engineers about design topics in the "Neufert". 16 video interviews. are available.


The Neufert Foundation grants a one time scholarship to bachelor graduates, who studied architecture, urban development and landscape architecture and are pursuing a Masters Degree.


Are you interested in our work? Please get in touch with
the foundation. Your donation can help us to finance scholarships for national and international architecture students, organise public events (Open Monument Day, Museum Night), hold guided tours at the Neufert House and Neufert Box, and realise exhibitions of contemporary architecture.


Neufert Stiftung Weimar

Heike Sterner

Rudolstädter Str. 7
Germany - 99428 Weimar-Gelmeroda

Phone: +49 (0)176 37 460 688


Nicole Delmes