tour the rogner bad blumau spa, designed by friedensreich hundertwasser tour the rogner bad blumau spa, designed by friedensreich hundertwasser
jan 19, 2015

tour the rogner bad blumau spa, designed by friedensreich hundertwasser

tour the rogner bad blumau spa, designed by friedensreich hundertwasser
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located in the heart of austria’s styria thermal region, the rogner bad blumau is not only a luxury spa hotel, but a complete artwork, designed by the austrian architect friedensreich hundertwasser. the design of the thermal park, which originally opened in 1997, boasts colorful patchwork façades and green roofs, without a single straight line in sight. arranged like a city with various districts, the indoor ring-shaped spa is the center, with the diverse range of accommodation, swimming, bathing and restaurant areas branching out into the open landscape.

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the site boasts colorful patchwork façades and green roofs
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rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
the ‘ziegelhaus’ was built from bricks of old farmhouses in bad blumau
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a series of pathways and quiet streets connect the site
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rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
columns resemble trees growing out of the earth
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rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
hundertwasser firmly believed that straight lines were ‘unhealthy’
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rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
the indoor ring-shaped spa is the center of the plan
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rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
the various swimming, bathing and restaurant areas branch out into the open landscape
image © rogner bad blumau

rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
‘color is only the external appearance of wealth and prosperity’, friedensreich hundertwasser
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rogner bad blumau spa hotel friedensreich hundertwasser austria designboom
the design seeks to reconnect mankind with the natural environment
image © rogner bad blumau

  • This is charming, a dreamlike place for dreams. I once saw and heard Hundertwasser in Tel Aviv museum The audience adored his works and they smiled as they left the museum with this art in their minds forever. My own grandchildren grew up with Hundertwasser posters everywhere. Adore this place he has created, Never had a bucket list, must start with this Good Luck

    Rona Kruger says:
  • Superb! Consider Kiwiland lucky to have the only building he designed in the southern hemisphere d’-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Well, absolutely magical. It would be a remarkable experience to stay here.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Fabulous. Hundertwasser drew an art gallery for my town, Whangarei. It wasn’t build in his lifetime but the Hundertwasser Non-profit Foundation have helped create a model and are prepared to provide his original artwork if we build it. It’s subject to a local referendum though…. http://yeswhangarei.co.nz/

    Eileen says:
  • O adore Hundeertwassers work When he was in israel once, he did a show at the Tel Aviv museum and everyone that saw it, rememebrs the magic it created. This project is amazing and as a senior I would love to live in a paradise like this. The village outside Pretoria, South Africa, is so like this concept in color and design It is called the Ndebele
    V illage for tribes of Africans , Built in naive and close to Earth style . Hundertwasser remains pure magic in a world that needs magic and beauty, good design and the dream like quality he produces. Thanks Love and light Rona Kruger

    RONA KRUGER says:
  • I found some books about Hundertwasser and his many artworks, and creative projects, and about his life, many years ago. I had never heard of him, but he immediately became, and still is, my favourite artist. It is so wonderful that Austria took him to their heart, and actually built some of his amazing, and very unusual architectural designs. (as well as other countries of course, 🙂 )
    The world would be a sadder, less creative, imaginative place, without such people as Hunderwasser….

    Sue Calvo says:
  • And, thank you so much for these photos…. 🙂

    Sue Calvo says:

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