Bergisel Ski Jump, Zaha Hadid Building Austria, ZHA Alpine Mountain Design Images
Bergisel Ski Jump Austrian alps
Innsbruck Building: Alps Mountain Architecture, incl cafe & viewing terrace design by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
24 Jan 2014
Bergisel Skijump in Austria
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Bergisel Ski Jump by Zaha Hadid
Audacious design by this world-famous Iraqi architect. Since this ski jump design was completed a number of other major architects have designed spectacular ski jumps – such as Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo by JDS – but this was the first one. It was was ZHA’s first project in Austria, later her Nordpark Railway Stations in Innsbruck (2007) were shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
It was in December 1999 that Zaha Hadid Architects won the international architecture competition for a new ski jump on the Bergisel Mountain in Innsbruck. The new structure opened in 2002. Situated on the Bergisel Mountain overlooking downtown Innsbruck, the ski jump is a major landmark.
It is part of a larger refurbishment project for the Olympic Arena and replaces the old ski jump, which no longer met with international standards. The building is a hybrid of highly specialized sports facilities and public spaces, including a café and a viewing terrace. These different programs are combined into a single new shape, which extends the topography of the slope into the sky.
At a length of about 90m and a height of almost 50m the building is a combination of a tower and a bridge. Structurally it is divided into the vertical concrete tower and a spatial steel structure, which integrates the ramp and the café. Two elevators bring visitors to the café, 40 m over the peak of the Bergisel Mountain. From here they can enjoy the surrounding alpine landscape as well as watch the athletes below fly above the Innsbruck skyline.
Bergisel Ski Jump Innsbruck – Building Information
PROGRAM: Skijump, cafe & viewing terrace
CLIENT: Austrian Ski Federation, Olympiastrasse 10, A-6010 Innsbruck, Austria
ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects [London, UK] Local Firm: Baumeister Ing. Georg Malojer [Innsbruck, Austria] Project Architect [Zaha Hadid]: Jan Huebener
Project Manager: Markus Dochantschi
Design Team: Matthias Frei, Cedric Libert, Sylvia Forlati, Jim Heverin, Garin
O’Aivazian, Sara Noel, Costa de Araujo
Competition: Team Ed Gaskin, Eddie Can, Yoash Oster, Stanley Lau,
STRUCTURE: Structure Jane Wernick [London, UK] Christian Aste [Innsbruck, Austria] Services Technishes: Buro Ing. Heinz Purcher [Schlaming, Austria] Technishes: Buro Matthias Schrempf [Schlaming, Austria] Peter Fiby [Innsbruck, Austria] Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction [New York, USA] Ski Jump Technology: Bauplanungsburo franz Fuschlslueger [Trofaiach, Austria] DIMENSION: Length 90m
Bergisel Ski Jump images / information Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects, London, UK
Location: Innsbruck, Austria, central Europe
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Website: Bergisel Ski Jump Innsbruck
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