24 February 08
Hundertwasser 's art at dusk - View from inside a moving train.
The Fernwärme Wien is one of the most notable structure in Vienna. Aside from the smoke that it emits through Vienna's skyline, the design and architecture is really noticeable.
It is a garbage incinerator and heating plant. Yes, it is a process that disposes off wastes in a clean manner that recycles energy providing more than 225,000 residential and commercial customers (that was in 2001) with heat. The heating plant is located in Spittelau, which can be reached by the U6 or U4 lines of the underground.
The structure was designed by Austrian painter and architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser upon the persistence of then Mayor Helmut Zilk. Hundertwasser was reluctant at first as he has objections about waste incineration. He later on agreed as it was promised that the most modern emission-purification technology will be equipped in the plant. As his trademark, the building was made colorful with uneven windows and golden domes.