Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top of Tyrol / astearchitecture

Stubai Glacier in Tyrol, Austria
One hour’s drive from Innsbruck, the Stubai Glacier offers a large variety of mountain climbs and hikes. The aim of the newly erected platform is therefore mainly the revival of seasonal and summer tourism.
During the winter season the platform can be accessed the weather conditions permitting. The mountain station Schaufeljoch at 3180 metres above sea level is reached via the mountain station.The path to the mountain peak platform starts from the funicular. One climbs up a number of steps to the ridge leading to the Great Isidor. After another 70 meters walk through natural landscape one arrives at the platform. The platform is a steel construction made from weather resistant steel.

The construction principle of the girder grate is an unstructured grid. The twisted, excrescent swords of Corten sheet steel are box section beams with a triangular cross-section. The standing girders to the rear of the foundations are supported by reinforcement strips. Between the 50 cm tall supports there is the floor of grating.The arched railing is monolithic. The handrail and bench are made of larch wood and the filling consists of a stainless steel net.(via Arch Daily).

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