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Green Citadel – Built To Be An Oasis For Humanity And Nature


In the heart of Magdeburg, Germany, is a mosaic superstructure known as the Green Citadel. Equipped with residential apartments, shops, cafes, hotels and a preschool, the complex was built to be an oasis for all mankind.

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Taking only two years to complete construction, the Citadel is considered one of the first pre-fabricated buildings in Germany.

With its incredible pink exterior and bright green gardens, the building stands as the last work of architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, built to be “an oasis for humanity and nature in a sea of rational houses.”The striking building took two years to complete, and was christened in 2005.


If it looks irrational, it’s mostly by comparison to its neighbors in and around Magdeburg’s Cathedral Square. Here there is a mix of Baroque and classical styles, as seen in its Gothic cathedral, 11th century Romanesque monastery, and the State Parliament. But none of those are pink, and zero sport a roof made of grass.