• "Villagizing" the city
    Die Verdorfung der Stadt Erfurt (D)

    Previous developments are to be reversed here as part of the plan to shrink the city. The village is not being made into a city; rather, the city is being made into a village.
    "The fields": the fallow land will be converted into neighbourhood parks.
    "Village housing": Terraced townhouses will be built on small blocks of no more than 150 sq m.
    "Towngate": Ilversgehofener Platz marks the northern edge of the city. A city gate will be formed by three sculpted towers serving public and semi-public purposes.

    2006 EUROPAN Competition
    Shortlist

"Villagizing" the city
Die Verdorfung der Stadt Erfurt (D)

Previous developments are to be reversed here as part of the plan to shrink the city. The village is not being made into a city; rather, the city is being made into a village.
"The fields": the fallow land will be converted into neighbourhood parks.
"Village housing": Terraced townhouses will be built on small blocks of no more than 150 sq m.
"Towngate": Ilversgehofener Platz marks the northern edge of the city. A city gate will be formed by three sculpted towers serving public and semi-public purposes.

2006 EUROPAN Competition
Shortlist