District Heating Plant Spitelau

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Vienna, Austria

District Heating Plant Spitelau Vienna Reviews

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POssibly the best incinerator architecture in the world Jun 11, 2009
This district heating facility in Vienna was designed by the artist Hundertwasser. Really, there is no way of describing this building. it looks a little like a factory designed by Dr Seuss and coloured in by a child with new glitter pens. I don't think they will let you inside, but you can see the outside clearly from the underground station.

The incinerator was obviously designed safe in the knowledge that it was never going to fit in with the general ethos of the city and they might as well do something unbelievably cool. I thought my friend was going mad when she dragged me half way across Vienna to see a heating plant, but it is absolutely worth the trip.

And it has a forest on its roof...
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