Saturday, June 19, 2010

Magdeburg #2 ...

... The non-profit "Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft
Stadt Magdeburg von 1954" / Housing Association of
the City of Magdeburg commissioned Hundertwasser
to plan a multifunctional residential and commercial
building. In the course of the transformation of
Magdeburg's Cathedral Square, one of the first
prefabricated slab buildings in the GDR, located
on Breiter Weg, was replaced by Hundertwasser's
innovative architecture.

source: hundertwasser.de

... an inviting entrance ...

... to the inner courtyard ...

... view on the church of St. Mary of
the monastery Unser Lieben Frauen /

Our Beloved Lady, 11th century, ...

... view on the Allee-Center and
the Plattenbau high-rise housing estate ...

... detail of a balcony ...

... in the background the blue Brazilian stone
of the Federal State Bank ...

... grass roof, and a view on Justizzentrum /
Justice Center, former main post office
and the St Sebastian church ...

... on top of the grass roof,
a rather unusual, unexpected view on the Dom ...


The Green Citadel of Magdeburg ... (EN-DE)
by gruene-zitadelle.de
official site

Magdeburg's Pink Palace of Hope ...
A one-time jewel dusts itself off ... (EN)
by Deutsche Welle dw-world.de
... It rises unexpectedly among the city’s few
remaining historic buildings, all pink
and curvy and whimsically ornamented,
almost like a child’s drawing come to life ...


Friedensreich Hundertwasser ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser
December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000)
was an Austrian painter and architect.
Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one
of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists,
although controversial, by the end of the 20th century...

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