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Hundertwasser Arts Centre Living Roof

Designing a rooftop native forest and sculpture park

The Approach

As the last design of famous architect Hundertwasser to be built, the Hundertwasser Arts Centre project is being overseen by the Hundertwasser Foundation in Vienna and required constant collaboration in order to best honour Hundertwasser’s legacy.


4Sight’s team of living roof experts worked with a project team of architects, engineers and specialists to design the Hundertwasser Arts Centre Living Roof. This collaborative approach ensures a design outcome that not only meets the client’s needs but will also stand the test of time.

 

The Project

4Sight was engaged by Whangarei Art Museum Trust to create a comprehensive design package that included:
•    Living roof concept design
•    Surrounding site landscape concept design
•    Plant palette and schedule
•    Cross sections
•    Perspective renderings
•    Detailed design drawings
•    Landscape lighting plan
•    Site analysis

 

The Outcome

Following a thorough and dynamic design process, 4Sight delivered an extensive design package ready for tendering that addressed every aspect of the Hundertwasser Living Roof.

Using  client feedback and specialist knowledge to design a living roof that satisfied the needs of all stakeholders. 4Sight’s expertise and collaboration throughout the project lead to an outcome that meets the specific requirements of the Hundertwasser Foundation without compromising the integrity of the living roof.

4 Sight Consulting have been and are currently involved in the Hundertwasser Art Centre project in Whangarei. The scope of their work has been in relation to design and specification of the Green roof, in collaboration with the wider project team/design and Hundertwasser Foundation, which is a very large and complex element of the build. In many cases the unique challenges and scale included previously unchartered territory which has required “out of the box thinking”.
4Sight, in particular Zoe Avery and Renee Davies attended our call for help and have given generously much of their time, expertise and focus to our project. It is very evident they are passionate about Green Roofs and have a strong industry/green roof community network to leverage and call on.
This project is far from an orthodox design and construct and is more of an art piece on a grand scale, with stakeholders on both sides of the globe. The result of this is a very demanding project. 4Sight have gone above and beyond the call of their scope.

— Ben Tomason, Director, Griffiths and Associates Ltd