The exterior was designed by the late Austrian artist Friedensrich Hundertwasser, known for his organic structures, and was designed to symbolize harmony between technology, harmony and art. The whole building looks like some strange theme park attraction with huge orange stripes representing flames on the outside.
We booked a guided tour around the plant, which took around two hours, and got to see the whole waste disposal process in action. The interior looks like a scene from a seventies sci-fi movie complete with machines with big dials and flashing lights! There are also plenty of buttons to push and the obligatory cute animated characters to keep kids happy.
Overall, a fascinating tour and well worth checking out, even if you only get to see the exterior!
|The plant from afar|
|One of the control rooms|
|Not sure what he is supposed to be!|
|A model of the plant.|
|This reminds me of a scene from 'Aliens'|
|Another giant claw.|
|Not why this is here but it looks pretty.|
|Colour coded dispatch doors.|
|Osaka has more bicycles than any other city in Japan. Soon to be a few less.|
|Kirk to bridge.|
|Wonder what would happen if I press this....|
|View from one of the green roof tops.|
|The base of the tower|
|Looks like a Mondrian nightmare.|
|The entrance to the plant.|