30th Anniversary

District Heating Plant Spittelau in Vienna

02. December 2022
photo: Wörner Verlag
On December 2, 1992 the inaugration of the District Heating Plant Spittelau took place – Hundertwasser’s vision of a symbiotic harmony between technology, ecology and art, a monument for a waste-free society. 

The artist spent a year agonizing, before he finally decided to accept the commission for the architectural redesign of the plant.
In 1988 Hundertwasser wrote: “Waste should be made a criminal offence. Waste producers, packaging industries, waste causers, waste makers, i.e. all of us, should be severely punished in order to induce a radical avoidance of waste.”