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Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck, A

Bergisel ski jump
Bergisel ski jump Bergisel ski jump

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects, London

The Bergisel ski jump is cha­racte­rised by a breathta­king view of Innsbruck, the fasci­na­tion of a ski jumping venue with Olympic legacy and modern architecture.
It is used as a venue for com­pe­ti­tions and all year round as a dry ski jump trai­ning centre. The unique pan­or­amic view from the restau­rant "Café im Turm" (lite­r­ally means "cafe in the tower") with floor-to-ceiling gla­zing invites visi­tors to linger and enjoy the surroundings.

The successful syn­thesis of a pur­pose-built ski jump building with a "café and pan­orama ter­race" embo­dies the extra­ordi­nary strength of this design. The smoothly curved forms of the ferro­concrete structure and the single compon­ents melt to a complete art­work – a tes­ta­ment to the compo­si­tional bril­li­ance of the Bri­tish architect Zaha Hadid.

GU solu­tion: automatic in-line sliding doors and panic locks

An excerpt from the com­men­da­tion which accompa­nied the award of the Aus­trian national prize for architecture (2002): "The ski jump exudes compact func­tio­nality, a machine for high-per­formance sport, shaped with mathe­matical preci­sion. The architectural challenge was to incorpo­rate a new, pri­ma­rily for­eign ele­ment into a pre­de­termined figure: the café and pan­or­amic ter­race."

Language: English
Impressionen von der Bau 2019
Impressionen von der Bau 2019