Category: About the Hundertwasser Village

About the Hundertwasser Village

The Hundertwasser Village was built both on the inside and the exterior by concepts of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser during the years 1990 and 1991. The building was used as car tyre factory before that time. The flood of people visiting the nearby Hundertwasserhouse led to the idea of constructing a house giving the infrastructure for the visitors.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser at the opening of Hundertwasser Village:*

“With the Village for my friend Kalke I realized another piece of a more human and nature orientated architecture. I have been working as a doctor for architecture so to say. We did not tear down and rebuild it but used existing building fabric and improved it by changing and adding to the building and inserting components with new shapes and colours.”

“On the roof a forest sprouts much to the pleasure of the neighbours (…) and inside something like a romantic, narrow, oriental bazar exists where you like to linger for a while.”

More than two decades later quite a forest has truly evolved on the roof of the house. About 30 trees have grown up to 15 meters high housing many birds. And inside the bazar is still there and about 1,2 million visitors admire Hundertwassers concepts of interior design every year.

We are open 365 days a year and admission is free.

*Reference: Hundertwasser Architektur Köln 1996, Page 298, cited in extracts