The Hundertwasserhaus is a 1983-1985 designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser residential complex of the city of Vienna. As an architect Joseph Krawina was responsible. Just 500 meters further you will find the unique Hundertwasser Museum – the KUNST HAUS WIEN.
Hundertwasserhaus – architecture
With more than 200 trees and shrubs on several terraces as well as the colorful, inconsistent and crooked façade, the Hundertwasserhaus is still an absolute “must see” – not only for art fans! In the steadily growing trees, many birds and other small animals have been able to settle in recent decades.
Another special feature: The residents have the freedom to design the façade space around their windows according to their own preferences. Bay windows and balconies add to the feel-good factor and to more nature and space in the middle of the city – as well as wells and seating in the courtyard.
The Hundertwasserhaus offers more than 50 apartments and some business premises living space. It can only be visited from the outside. However, there is the coffee house “Art and Café” on the ground floor for free to see a movie that leads through the Hundertwasserhaus, so to speak.
360 degree exterior view of the building
The Hundertwasser Village can be visited at any time: here – opposite the Hundertwasser House – the artist created a kind of lively “shopping center” out of a former tire factory – not least for the reason that he could give those interested more insight into his work.
According to his ideas, many colors and soft shapes prevail here as well. In addition to the typical lush planting there is a colorful little bazaar including bar to discover – and numerous other shops around. In principle, the artist wanted to create a modern form of a “village square” – a meeting place for strolling, talking, shopping, eating and drinking. In short, a place where you not only rush through quickly, but like to stay longer.
Arrival and location Hundertwasserhaus and Village:
Adress: Kegelgasse 37-39, 1030 Wien
Public accessibility: Underground line U1 or U4 to “Schwedenplatz”, tram line 1 in the direction of travel “Prater Hauptallee” to “Hetzgasse”. Then about 100 meters in the direction of travel to the finish.