Johanniter Center Andreasgardens Erfurt

Service Center for social and medical services, various forms of housing, daycare center, administration, Johanniter Center with chapel, underground parking for 350 cars

Restricted competition 2015, 2nd prize
Client: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V., regional office of Thuringia, and the City of Erfurt

Landscape architects: Man Made Land, Berlin
Model: Rico Hecht

Team: Mathias Wünsche (PM), Matthias Hänsch, Simon Stahnke

At the foot of Petersberg in Erfurt, the future and history, the old and the young meet in a new quarter. Previously existing and new buildings form an ensemble. Compact and well proportioned multiple generation houses are grouped around a chapel on a wide green, overlooking the historic city centre.

A second space between the urban villas and the walls of the citadel leads to the Community House, which consists of two listed monuments and a new connecting building. To be able to persist in the vicinity of the impressive ramparts, the new buildings have a simple and strong presence. With their solid materiality they integrate the historic fragments and create an intimate setting.