The Waldspirale in Darmstadt

The Waldspirale in Darmstadt

The building was designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, planned and implemented by architect Heinz M. Springmann, and constructed by the Bauverein Darmstadt company.

The Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany, built in the 1990s. The name translates into English as forest spiral, reflecting both the general plan of the building and the fact that it has a green roof. The building was completed in 2000.

 The building has 12 floors / Image: memolands.com

The windows of the Waldspirale, which number over 1000, are all unique. Similarly, different handles are attached in each apartment to the doors and windows. Some of the apartments are decorated in Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s personal style and exhibit the colourful tiles in the bath and kitchen that are characteristic of his work.

From the outside, the typical elements of Hundertwasser’s personal style attract attention: the gilded onion domes, the absence of straight lines and sharp corners, the multicoloured painting of the building in earth tones and the colourful ceramic columns.

The tower, resembling Russian onion domes / Image: memolands
The Waldspirale apartment building is located in Darmstadt’s Bürgerparkviertel. It contains 105 apartments / Image: memolands.com

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