Type of site to visit : Museum and planetarium, Historical site
In this building, dating from the 18th century, Theo Van Doesburg, Hans Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp created in 1928 an avant-garde leisure complex which included a cinema/dance hall, an events room and a café-bar. The entire complex was designed as a complete work of art, with the intention of “placing people within the painting rather than in front of it”, and which enabled aesthetic theories from the Dutch art movement ‘De Stijl’, in fashion in Europe at the time, to be applied for the first time.
Following a restoration campaign organised by the City of Strasbourg, the rooms of the Aubette - classified as a Historic Monument - were reopened to the public in 2006. The Aubette building also offers a contemporary artistic programme with regular events such as dancing, performances and multimedia works.