Günther Domenig & Eilfried Huth

Stadt Ragnitz, 1963-1969

In 1969, Eilfried Huth and Günther Domenig won the Urbanism and Architecture competition in Cannes, with a megastructure project they had already developed in 1963 for the city of Ragnitz, Austria, prize awarded by a jury that included Louis Kahn and Robert Le Ricolais. The project consists of an industrially prefabricated infrastructure into which housing units made of synthetic materials are embedded in “clusters”. As the structure frees most of the terrain underneath, more space is available for leisure activities and green spaces in close proximity to the housing. Here the traffic flow is included in the plan and parking is hidden away underground. A secondary structure comprised of staggered housing units of varying sizes clad in climatic skins is grafted onto the primary urban framework. Most of the individual dwellings contain several levels and include uncovered areas such as terraces and hanging gardens. Consumption and the decision-making power over use replace the idea of ownership. In this “industrialized urban habitat,” architecture ensures a “supply of sensorial and biological requirements.” With this megastructure project the city is defined by its capacity for endless growth, its modularity and planning flexibility thanks to its open framework. The urban space becomes a network of these clusters of pod dwellings grafted onto it at will. In the critic Reyner Banham’s 1976 historical work dedicated to megastructures (Urban Futures of the Recent Past), he considered the Stadt Ragnitz project as the most complex and well-designed of them all.

Stadt Ragnitz

Panneau de concours

Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium

100 x 100 x

1963-1966

010 011 003

Maquette
Plastique, plexiglas, peinture
80 x 162 x 190
1969-2001
000 02 25

Maquette
Bois, plastique, peinture
62 x 65 x 48
1969
000 01 25

Dessin
Encre et letraset sur calque
40 x 92
1969
000 08 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
33 x 92
1969
000 09 22

Dessin
Encre sur calque
109 x 68
1969
000 10 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
40 x 92
1969
000 11 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
45 x 71
1969
000 12 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
74 x 76
1969
000 13 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
60 x 71
1969
000 14 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
69 x 92
1969
000 15 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
69 x 92
1969
000 16 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
57 x 84
1969
000 17 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
98 x 98
1969
000 18 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
94 x 89
1969
000 19 22

Dessin
Encre et crayon graphite sur calque
41.5 x 41.5
1969
000 22 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
38 x 71
1969
000 23 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
41 x 71
1969
000 24 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
76 x 88
1969
000 27 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
76 x 88
1969
000 28 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
76 x 88
1969
000 29 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
76 x 88
1969
000 30 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
46.4 x 46.9
1969
000 31 22

Dessin
Encre sur papier
76 x 88
1969
000 32 22

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium et adhésif
100 x 100
1963
010 011 001

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 002

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 003

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 004

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 005

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 006

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 007

Panneau de concours
Encre sur papier contrecollé sur aluminium
100 x 100
1963-1966
010 011 008

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98
1969
000 01 22

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98
1969
000 02 22

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98 x 3
1969
000 03 22

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98
1969
000 04 22

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98 x 3
1969
000 05 22

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98
1969
000 06 22

Panneau de concours
Photomontage contrecollé sur aluminium
98 x 98
1969
000 07 22

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