Hurrah for Herr Hundertwasser!
Lecture | Quaker Meeting House
Tuesday 29 November 2016 - 19:00 until 21:00
Tourists in central Vienna make their way at some point to the Hundertwasser Haus, a block of social housing that shocks even the most hardened visitor into delighted surprise.
It is the creation of Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 - 2000), born Friedrich Stowasser. He was not exactly an architect but he saw himself as architecture's doctor, responsible for art buildings which he modelled into networks of happy space. He was a bundle of contradictions. He was ultra-green, with a passion for the moral hygiene of ecology, but he was anti-Green Movement. He really was quite impossible - but his buildings will win you over. This lecture looks at him and his buildings, ranging from a spa-hotel to a domestic rubbish incineration and urban heating unit, from a motorway service station to a German secondary school named after Martin Luther. Perhaps he was he the Austrian Gaudi?
This event has been organised by the South Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.