36 days ago

Hundertwasser Centre again

Peter Neighbourly Lead from Kamo

Once upon a time I was quite a fan of Hundertwasser, his painting style that is, back in the 1970s and 80s. The buildings he designed, well, they look very interesting, and appealed to me visually, but I remember hearing that the people living in them in Vienna and Paris didn't like them all that much.
Today I saw that the majority of the Whangarei Hundertwasser Centre has been finally revealed to view.
As far as my sense of aesthetics and design goes, there's only one thing I can say: What an atrocity. What a mind-bogglingly disproportionate eyesore. It fails to capture the spirit of the Hundertwasser designed houses I've seen; I completely fail to perceive any merit in this particular design. How sad. How astonishingly ugly. Call in the demolition crews ...

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