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Location: Spittelau, Vienna, Austria

Date: 1992

Architect: Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Purpose: Heating plant

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More info: Hundertwasser at first declined a commission to redesign the exterior of the Spittelau district heating plant. Only after being convinced that that a city as large as Vienna would always have some garbage to burn, and that fitting the plant with the most modern emission-scrubbing technology and using it to provide central heat for some 60,000 neighboring apartments would actually reduce emissions overall, did he finally agree.

(Image credits: 1: josylein, 2: mayatsai)

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