Built In 1985, World’s Most Sustainable Building In Vienna Has Trees Growing Out Of Windows

by Sanjana Shenoy
Built In 1985, World’s Most Sustainable Building In Vienna Has Trees Growing Out Of Windows

If you had an itinerary to Vienna, Austria’s capital, what would be on it? You’d surely have Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Operahouse, Hofburg Palace and even St. Peter’s Catholic Church on it. But here’s why you must definitely add Hundertwasserhaus,  the world’s most sustainable building built in 1985 by Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Why should you visit it? For starters, this green building actually has trees growing out of windows!

Shenaz Treasury Gives A Glimpse Of The World’s Most Sustainable Building In Vienna

Travel vlogger and actor Shenaz Treasury recently visited Hundertwasserhaus House, the greenest building in Vienna. She shared a reel of her visit and you’d be “green with envy”. *see what we did there!* Hundertwasserhaus is visited by over 2 million people every year as it’s the world’s most popular sustainable building.

This building is known for its bright colours, and organic designs, especially its unique curved architecture. The most fascinating bit is that there are plants and creepers growing on the building. What’s even more fascinating is that you can spot trees growing out of windows. Inspired by nature, the artist wanted to create a building that is in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

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What Is So Special About This Place?

Shenaz Treasury explores this unique building where one often gets confused about where the doors and windows are located. Unlike other buildings, the travel vlogger explains in her caption that this apartment has no right angles. So, no two windows look the same. Just like it’s bright colours on the exterior, the interiors are also equally colourful. Also, the UNESCO World Heritage site has over 200 different types of tiles, hand-painted by local artisans.

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The world’s most sustainable building is also one of the strongest structures. It has withstood many earthquakes and storms over the years. Shenaz Treasury also explains how it has welcomed film crews from across the world as it has been the shooting locations of blockbusters like “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Hannibal.”

So, the next time you plan a trip to Vienna, you absolutely MUST add Hundertwasserhaus House on your wishlist and take a tour of this eco-friendly beauty!

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