Cable car stations Gaislachkogl

Solden / Austria / 2011

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In no other area, optimum safety and reliability are as crucial and mandatory, as in passenger transportation systems. for cable cars, the requirements are particularly high, because they must bridge difficult, hard-to-travel areas. deep valleys, rugged rocks, often steep mountain faces must be crossed over large distances. fast and safely, in order to offer an unforgettable nature experience to the user. everything that turns, moves and transports loads – whether people or cargo – is exposed to a constant process of wear and tear. despite the most conscientious maintenance, the ravages of time cannot be stopped.
the constructive design solution for the three cable car stations – in the valley, in the middle and on the mountain – reminds of the ease and timeless elegance of an enormous, full length cut open spiral spring. statically safely anchored, the parts nestle against the rocky mountain, and, in the great landscape, they seem as if they were floating.
a successful symbiosis with the cars sliding through the landscape on strong ropes. this impression is obtained by the fact that the buildings and their self-supporting structural steelworks have been covered and strung with a transparent diaphragm. when it gets dark, the stations send nightly signals into the village and into the skiing area. through light installations especially developed for this project, the impression of giant sculptures in the
shape of bright lanterns develops.
the powerful constructions seem light as a feather, due to their characteristics. the user is part of the impressive nature from the outset. industrial architecture in the middle of nature presents a completely new world of shapes. the building mass of this highly complex technology is distributed and packed into minimum space by cubature retrenchment. the transparent cover, in connection with light, makes the activities in the station visible and experienceable to everyone. thus, by optimal grading of all object-relevant functions, the scarce basic resources could be used very economically.
the spectacular organisation of the design elements with its cover strung over it, does not allow for major snow loads or dirt to settle on the station construction. this, of course, is a welcome benefit. altogether a prime example for target oriented
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    In no other area, optimum safety and reliability are as crucial and mandatory, as in passenger transportation systems. for cable cars, the requirements are particularly high, because they must bridge difficult, hard-to-travel areas. deep valleys, rugged rocks, often steep mountain faces must be crossed over large distances. fast and safely, in order to offer an unforgettable nature experience to the user. everything that turns, moves and transports loads – whether people or cargo – is exposed...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Work finished in 2011
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Leisure Centres / Cable car stations
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