In the afternoon of Monday May 3rd, Aurovilian Werner Stoff left his body at the age of 81 in his Prayatna home after a struggle with cancer. Some of his friends were with him.
Werner was a secluded person and very strictly living according to his project’s principles. As it was not easy to find people who were willing to adhere to the concept, eventually only the main building consisting of an office-cum-demo space, as well as 2 spaces for the homeopathic clinic and ca. 12 living spaces were built in Prayatna in his 'no corners'-design language.
At the same time, Werner also designed abstract sculptures, many new objects for his AuroDesign unit as well as various structures around Auroville, such as housing in Aranya, a temple in Jawadhi hills and Kallallipattu, design for the new Svaram campus and the cremation space at Auroville’s cremation grounds near Adventure, where his remains will be cremated in the afternoon of 6 May.
Thank you, Werner, for your high vision of how Auroville could be. May you rest in beauty and peace.
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