Walls and Waste
"Architect Doctor" Friedensreich Hundertwasser has left a lasting physical impact throughout the districts of Vienna. The Hundertwasser House and the Spittelau Waste Incineration Plant are 2 great examples of the forward thinking artists best works.
Hundertwasser has also left a lasting psychological effect on the city of Vienna. Viennese people understand the importance of incorporating/ introducing/ creating more greenery in the city. Hence green walls, green facades and green roofs can be spotted in every district.
Boutique Hotel Stadthalle
Stunning green facades and walls, a lush courtyard oasis, lavender field green roof, and solar panels which produce enough energy to heat the entire hotel. Boutique Hotel Stadthalle is environmental sustainability with room service.
More information https://www.hotelstadthalle.at/en/sustainability/
The Agency for Waste Preventention and Separation sets a high standard in the charge for Vienna to become a green city. The retro fit of this green facade on an important council building, in such a prominent location is sure to inspire residents of Vienna to 'go green'.
The Hundertwasser overhaul of the Spittelau Waste Incineration Facility has created a striking, modern landmark. Incorporating signature Hundertwasser flair and greenery the facility seemingly screams, "Hey look at me... and look harder at what I do". Yearly the facility converts 250,00 tonnes of waste into 40,000 MWh of electricity and 470,000 MWh of District heating. Viennese waste becomes Viennese energy.
For more information on the Spittelau Waste Incineration Facility visit http://www.wienenergie.at/eportal2/ep/channelView.do/channelId/-51715
Beside the Danube Canal lies a shopping centre where Patrick Blanc has left a trademark 'Mur Vegetal'.
For more information about green, smart, sustainable Vienna go to http://www.vienna.info/en/vienna-for/smart-city-vienna