• Residential building
    "Haus zur Rose"
    Erfurt (D)

    The 60-sqm site of the former medieval „Haus zur Rose“ (demolished before Germany’s reunification) in Erfurt’s old town was deemed as unfit for further development, but is now home to a new townhouse. It was deemed unfit because the three-sided firewalls separating it from the neighbours only allowed light exposure through the street façade. Upon completion of the adjacent building, the house’s insulation properties will be virtually second to none. The typical horizontal window strips were adopted, but without frames.

  • The irregular rose patterns in the gold aluminium cladding on the ground floor pays tribute to the name of the predecessor house, protecting against break-ins and ensuring full privacy.

    Living space 135 sqm
    Completion 2009

    2009 Thuringia Architecture Award
    2010 Houses Award
    2010 Thuringia State Award shortlist
    Nominated for the 2010
    Ecola Award
    2011 Thuringia BDA Award
    2012 Golden House
    1st prize

    Pictures Victor Brigola / dma

Residential building
"Haus zur Rose"
Erfurt (D)

The 60-sqm site of the former medieval „Haus zur Rose“ (demolished before Germany’s reunification) in Erfurt’s old town was deemed as unfit for further development, but is now home to a new townhouse. It was deemed unfit because the three-sided firewalls separating it from the neighbours only allowed light exposure through the street façade. Upon completion of the adjacent building, the house’s insulation properties will be virtually second to none. The typical horizontal window strips were adopted, but without frames. The irregular rose patterns in the gold aluminium cladding on the ground floor pays tribute to the name of the predecessor house, protecting against break-ins and ensuring full privacy.

Living space 135 sqm
Completion 2009

2009 Thuringia Architecture Award
2010 Houses Award
2010 Thuringia State Award shortlist
Nominated for the 2010
Ecola Award
2011 Thuringia BDA Award
2012 Golden House
1st prize

Pictures Victor Brigola / dma