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thkn777 Mar 3, 2007 2:08 PM

I took some photos of the "green citadel", a building based on ideas from F. Hundertwasser. For a full front view of the building please head over to the "Architectural photos" section, where I already posted some pictures. Last photo is s panorama showing the whole front of that building. A link with background information is included as well.

Link: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=81

Now for the pics:

#1 - even the garbage bins are in the buildings style

http://www.rifiles.de/pics/100wasserdetail1.jpg

#2 - front detail, this time I had better weather and much better sky

http://www.rifiles.de/pics/100wasserdetail4.jpg

Enjoy!

calr Mar 3, 2007 8:43 PM

That is truly a most unusual (putting it mildly!) building. Thanks for posting this detail photo and the link to the other photos. That one negative photo seems more related to the name of the building.

Where is this located?

Cal


thkn777 Mar 4, 2007 3:23 AM

calr wrote:
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That is truly a most unusual (putting it mildly!) building. Thanks for posting this detail photo and the link to the other photos. That one negative photo seems more related to the name of the building.

Where is this located?

Cal

It's in Magdeburg, Germany. There are several other F. Hundertwasser buildings as you can see from the Wikipedia link - but it's for sure an eyecatcher in the city centre and a famous place to visit for tourists. Since the cathedral is around the corner too you can spent quite some time there if you are interested in such things.

The negative was a try to explain the "green citadel" word - in reality it comes from the idea to let plants and even trees grow inside the building - they even shall peek through windows if things go as planned. So "live inside the green/nature" is more the idea. The color of the building is what puzzled me most at first sight.

Thanks for looking and commenting. I too think that it is quite unusual and that's why found it a nice idea to post some of my pics here.

Have a nice weekend!

vsch1 Mar 4, 2007 7:59 AM

very unusual...living art, I love it!!

thkn777 Mar 6, 2007 1:34 PM

vsch1 wrote:
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very unusual...living art, I love it!!
Yes - F. Hundertwasser indeed had the idea that his houses/buildings are like a "living thing", that interacts with it's inhabitants.


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