Coming from two countries in the south of Europe, we were intrigued as soon as we heard about Apolda, a small German town that, despite its great industrial history, is nowadays faced with the effects of economic crisis.
Rieth is a northern neighborhood of Erfurt built between 1971 and 1978, the second in the Thuringian city following the Plattenbauten scheme. This German word hints at how the buildings are made, i.e. with prefabricated concrete slabs. Clearly this method was not exclusive to East Germany, but immediately became a widely known reference to the public… Continue reading Rieth, Erfurt and the heritage of Plattenbauten