Kunsthaus in Vienna
The famous painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000) had bought the former bentwood factory Thonet and remodeled it in his own individual and characteristic style. Today, irregular elements of glass, metal, bricks, wood and ceramic tiles in many colours give a unique character to the formerly inconspicuous building.
Due to the remodelation of the Kunst Haus in Vienna, Friedrich Hundertwasser encouraged new impulses to Vienna’s architecture. He also created an exhibition center offering a permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser’s works as well as changing exhibitions of exciting contemporary art. in 1991 Hundertwasser opened the Kunst Haus Wien which houses a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition on two floors.
Not far from Kunst Haus, you will find the so-called "Hundertwasser-Haus," Vienna's most original public housing complex. And with the beautification of the district heating system Spittelau, which can be seen very well during a cruise on the Danube Canal, Hundertwasser has created a very special monument to himself.