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Darmstadt, Germany - 30th May 2012

By: fam-united

Our first stop was at the Hundertwasser house in Darmstadt, which belongs to the state of Hessen. The house is called "Waldspirale", "forest spiral" in English. It is a residential building complex built in the 1990s. It was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned and implemented by architect Heinz M. Springmann, and constructed by the Bauverein Darmstadt company. The building was completed in 2000 after Hundertwasser's death.


It contains 105 apartments, a parking garage, a kiosk as well as a café and a bar. There are about 1000 windows and no two windows are the same.


You see the typical elements of Hundertwasser's personal style attract attention: the gilded onion domes, the absence of straight lines and sharp corners, the multicoloured painting of the building in earth tones and the colourful ceramic columns.






The inner courtyard contains a playground for the children of the residents and a small artificial lake.





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