The Green Citadel of Magdeburg

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This card came from Ramona and her family. 🙂 It pictures The Grüne Zitadelle (Green Citadel), located in the centre of the city of Magdeburg.  The building, built by the Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser was completed in 2005. I have to say, I’m a fan of  Hundertwasser’s work. Besides, who wouldn’t love a pink building?! 😀

Hundertwasser was originally asked to change an ordinary house of GDR times, but with the development of the idea it was decided to construct a completely new building. The building houses the hotel (42 rooms are designed individually), theater, offices, shops, kindergarden and 55 apartments. The building received its title due to the large number of trees that grow in the yard, on the floors and on the roof. Some of the trees grow right out of the apartments! People who rent these apartments are taking care of the trees.

More pictures you could see here.

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