ARCH 31
BREGENZER FESTSPIEL- UND KONGRESSHAUS
BREGENZ FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

Concept for architectural alterations on the invitation of Harald Kloser, Dornbirn
Vienna, 1982
4 overpainted photographs, written design suggestions

Proposals of February 1982 for the remodelling of the Bregenz Festival House, which is a pariculary flagrant example of sterile, quickly fabricated architecture. Roof afforestation where the construction is strong enough. Deregulation of the uniform rows of windows. Enlivening of the sterile skyline by adding on irregularities - turrets, spheres and trees. Adding greenery to the white, flat building surfaces by means of Boston ivy and other climbing plants. Some of the seats should be given different colours, so that irregular islands result in the sea of the rows of seats. (Hundertwasser, from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 112)

mehr weniger
  • Das Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna, 1985, p. 138 (c)
  • Hundertwasser Architektur, Cologne, 1996, p. 112 (c) and ed. 2006, pp. 88 (c), 311
  • Robert Schediwy, Hundertwassers Häuser, Vienna, 1999, p. 244
  • A. C. Fürst, Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne, 2002, Vol. II, p. 1211 (c)
  • Artcurial, Paris, 1982, p. 62 (c)
  • Barbican Art Gallery, London, 1983, p. 546 (b)
  • Hundertwasser, The Green City, Sejong Museum of Art, Seoul, 2016, pp. 178 (and c), 259
  • Profil, no. 31, Aug. 2, 1982, Vienna, p. 56 (c)

Hundertwasser's comment on the work

"Proposals of February 1982 for the remodelling of the Bregenz Festival House, which is a paricularly flagrant example of sterile, quickly fabricated architecture. Roof afforestation where the construction is strong enough. Deregulation of the uniform rows of windows. Enlivening of the sterile skyline by adding on irregularities - turrets, spheres and trees. Adding greenery to the white, flat building surfaces by means of Boston ivy and other climbing plants. Some of the seats should be given different colours, so that irregular islands result in the sea of the rows of seats.(translation from: Hundertwasser Architecture, Cologne, 1997, p. 112)"