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Design for a Children's Museum in Osaka, Japan

Model 1:50: Andreas Bodi, 1996
Start of construction: 1996
Inauguration: summer 1997

1996 - 1997
2-1-7 Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530, Japan,
Daiko, Osaka
Vermittler / Intermediaries: Klaus Dona, Hans Hallwirth
Peter Pelikan

Kids Plaza Osaka is both a playground and a world of adventure for children. Diverse exhibitions, events and workshops allow children to discover their world in a playful manner. Hundertwasser took on the commission to design the Kid's Town, which is located in an atrium between the fourth and fifth floors and features a spiral tower in its centre. Hundertwasser's adventurous architecture for children is the antipode of the sterile, computer-controlled unnatural and virtually inhuman architecture in which children spend a great deal of their time. Here children can experience the irregular, the organic and creative diversity in an architecture that inspires their imagination and sense of adventure - a means of making restitution to children's souls.

mehr weniger
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, Cologne, 1996, p. 317 (c) and ed. 2006, pp. 260/261 (and c), 306 (c), 314
  • P. Restany, Die Macht der Kunst, Hundertwasser - Der Maler-König mit den fünf Häuten, Cologne, 1998, p. 53 (c) and ed. 2018, p. 52 (c)
  • R. Schediwy, Hundertwassers Häuser, Vienna, 1999, p. 242
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, p. 1290 (c)
  • c Magazine: Shoten Kenchiku, Oct. 1997, Vol. 42, no. 10, p. 94 - 99
  • S. Kenchiku, nr. 42, Oct. 1997, Tokyo, pp. 94-99 (c)