Green Citadel in Magdeburg by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Photo: Juri Czabanowski, art & architecture historian39104 Magdeburg: Mixed-use residential and commercial building with shops, event rooms, hotel with 42 rooms, theatre, offices, medical practices and a kindergarten. Usable area 11,300 m², 55 apartments, 33-metre high tower, "window right" and "tree obligation". Completion: 2005

Address: Breiter Weg 8-10, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany
within sight of the Magdeburg Cathedral

Friedensreich Hundertwasser's design of an "oasis for humanity and for nature in a sea of rational houses". The last finished concept and largest realized building of the Austrian. The planning was carried out by the architects Peter Pelikan (design) and Heinz M. Springmann (execution). Realisation from 2002 by GERO-AG. The costs amounted to about 27 million euros.

The name of the house has its basis in the grassy roof. There are also a large number of trees on, in and around the building. Some have been planted on the roof, and others take root on the outer walls of the apartments. These "tree tenants" are in the care of the respective tenant and are maintained by the tenant. Tenants have window rights; they are allowed - as far as their arms and paintbrushes will go - to design the facade around their windows. The Green Citadel encloses two inner courtyards, the larger of which has a fountain.

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Several aerial/photos of the green roof:

Theatre Green Citadel
Rental apartments

Last Updated: December 3, 2020

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All project/s of the planning office: Friedensreich Hundertwasser; Urban region: Magdeburg and surrounding area; Country: Germany; Characteristics: 07-10-storey, Multi-storey housing, Rental apartments, Residential; Thematic: View or try out, Green roofs, Open Space Design, Mix of uses, Organic building, Free of parking spaces, _ Socio-culture