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Tourists looking for theme park get confused with garbage treatment plant in Japan

With a quirky colour scheme and interesting design pattern the building boasts a golden globe shaped chimney that stands 120 meters high. The building was designed under the theme "fusion of technology, environment and art".

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 14, 2017 7:26:49 pm
japan garbage factory looks like a theme park, tourists confuse garbage factory as theme park, While, this confusion does sound absurd, it sure is a common one. (Source: ignis/Wikimedia commons)

Often, while travelling to different places and countries, tourists come across various spots and buildings that interest them. However, sometimes the spot may turn out to be something entirely different than what we expect it to be. Something similar happened with many tourists heading to Universal Studios Japan, who ended up getting attracted by the nearby waste incineration plant. Apart from the fact that the treatment plant is located across the road from the theme park, even visually the plant looks nothing like a massive garbage burning unit.

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The building, located in Osaka, over the years has turned into a tourist attraction, with over 12,000 people visiting it annually. Moreover, the plant burns over 900 tonnes of garbage every day and was built in 2001 and was designed by late Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, under the theme “fusion of technology, environment and art”, as per The Asahi Shimbun.

(Source: ignis/Wikimedia commons)

However, one look at this massive building and you too would be left confused. With a quirky colour scheme and interesting design pattern, the building boasts of a golden globe shaped chimney that stands 120 meters high. Moreover, while the facade showcases 500 windows, only 130 of them are real. With a beautiful colour theme, the building adorns bright shades of blue, red, yellow and gold and looks truly like a theme park.

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