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Zentrale Küblis der Bündner Kraftwerke*

7240 Küblis
The largest building construction in the inventory of the historic energy-plant architecture of the Grisons.

Monumental neo-classical complex can be placed in a category between industrial and representational building, 1922 by Nicolaus Hartmann Jr. Plaster in pietra rasa, Sgrafitto decoration as well as original stone plates from Val Malenco and wooden shingles on the roof to adhere to the local traditional Grisonian style; machine hall with wooden ceiling to allude to a Christian basilica. The flat roofs on the back side, the open-air control room and the pressure conduit were technically planned.

(Kunstführer durch Graubünden, Hg. Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte. Eng. translation of the title: Art Guide of Graubünden, ed. Society for the History of Swiss Art, Zurich 2008. This book has only been published in German.)