• Smart Living
    urban living at the Juri- Gagarin-Ring
    Erfurt (D)

    competition 2016

    SMART LIVING

    The street named after cosmonaut Gagarin, where East Germany demonstrated its advancements, has had a gaping hole since the demolition of the youth hostel.
    The planned urban complex manages to create a mix of individual and perimeter block developments interlinking the various existing structures. The streetscapes and road directions are maintained and merged into an open pentagon.



  • The integrated high-rise building marks the striking start of Gagarin-Ring, spanning the northern curve, and bringing the existing architecture to a consistent, urban conclusion. At its base, a little recessed area forms the entrance, with cafés and shops.

    On the one hand, the aim was to create a peaceful, clearly private courtyard away from the street; on the other, the sculpted shape is designed to contrast against the rigid monotony of the prefabricated apartment buildings, and loosen the tight feel of the pentagonal block.
Smart Living
urban living at the Juri- Gagarin-Ring
Erfurt (D)

competition 2016

SMART LIVING

The street named after cosmonaut Gagarin, where East Germany demonstrated its advancements, has had a gaping hole since the demolition of the youth hostel.
The planned urban complex manages to create a mix of individual and perimeter block developments interlinking the various existing structures. The streetscapes and road directions are maintained and merged into an open pentagon.



The integrated high-rise building marks the striking start of Gagarin-Ring, spanning the northern curve, and bringing the existing architecture to a consistent, urban conclusion. At its base, a little recessed area forms the entrance, with cafés and shops.

On the one hand, the aim was to create a peaceful, clearly private courtyard away from the street; on the other, the sculpted shape is designed to contrast against the rigid monotony of the prefabricated apartment buildings, and loosen the tight feel of the pentagonal block.