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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