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Fernwärme Wien
District Heating Plant
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, Austria
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, Austria
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, Austria
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, Austria
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, Austria
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, AustriaThe artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser was famous for his use of bright vivid colours on curves and spirals.
This preference can also be accounted for the architecture of the Fernwärme Wien Spittelau district heating plant building which he was predestined to design.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, AustriaInteresting fact: due to prejudices towards the building being not environmental-friendly, Hundertwasser hesitated. However, he was soon convinced that the machine would contribute to make Vienna's air cleaner and thus agreedto participate in that project.

What Hundertwasser did was the architectural redesign of the incineration plant and the chimney of the district heating plant Spittelau. He started constructing it in 1988 and finished in 1992.
Alfred Schmid executed the architecutre model in 1987. The building is made up by a tall tower having his surface being made out of a metallic material and a psychedelic looking castle.

The "Fernwärme Wien Spittelau" became a tourist attraction and is considered as the town's landmark and can be seen from several points within the town.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Austria [Österreich]
State
Vienna [Wien]
Town
Vienna [Wien]
Neighborhoods
Bezirk 09 Alsergrund
Address
Spittelauer Lände 45
 
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Industrial buildings and plants
Energy production centres
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Facades and decorative elements
Vertical architectures
Towers, bell towers
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Industrial buildings and plants
Plants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1987    
Realisation
1988 - 1992
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Meridiani 96, dicembre 2000-gennaio 2001 [Vienna], pp. 127 (122-129)
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STAFF
 
Project
Peter Pelikan
Associate designers
Alexander Marchart
Roland Moebius
Waagner-Biro AG
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CREDITS
 
 
Text edited by Anya Schneider, courtesy of Stromliste
Photos in description © superscheeli (CC BY-SA 2.0), Otto Buchegger (CC BY 3.0)

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Fernwärme Wien, Spittelau, Vienna, Austria



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