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Thu 4.3.

‘Kaufhaus Tyrol’ Department Store by David Chipperfield Architects

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.03.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Kaufhaus Tyrol' by David Chipperfield Architects, photo by Ute Zscharnt

David Chipperfield Architects recently finished a new Department Store ‘Kaufhaus Tyrol’ in Innsbruck, Austria. Here are some first photos of the multifaceted front of the building.

'Kaufhaus Tyrol' by David Chipperfield Architects, photo by Ute Zscharnt

“In a prime downtown location, the largest city centre department store in Tyrol is emerging on the Maria-Theresien-Strasse. The new building covers the site of the former ‘Kaufhaus Tyrol’ that expands from Maria-Theresien-Strasse over the whole block to Erlerstrasse. The neighbouring existing building, the former ‘Schindlerhaus’, is being integrated into the project while conserving the overall ensemble. The new department store fits into and respects the existing context of the Maria-Theresien-Strasse.”

'Kaufhaus Tyrol' by David Chipperfield Architects, photo by Ute Zscharnt

“With three façade areas at a slight incline to each other, the long, stretched front of the new building is structured without losing its artistic and creative appearance. The structure of the Maria-Theresien-Strasse, which has grown irregularly since the Middle Ages, is reflected in the façade line-up of the new department store. The main entrance, situated in the centre, is subtly emphasised by the central part of the building being positioned forward and facing the Old Town and the pedestrian zone. Façade pillars form the main tectonic characteristic of the building. The façade structure is made of prefabricated concrete sections offset with natural stone. Room-height window apertures cover all storeys and act as mediators between the new Kaufhaus Tyrol and the historic environment.”

'Kaufhaus Tyrol' by David Chipperfield Architects, photo by Ute Zscharnt

Project start: 2007
Construction start: 2008
Completion: March 2010
Gross floor area: 58 000 m2
Client: Signa Holding GmbH, Innsbruck
Principal: David Chipperfield
Director: Christoph Felger (Design Director), Harald Müller (Managing Director)
Project architect: Ulrich Goertz (outline and detailed proposals, construction drawing phase, artistic overview), Hans Krause (concept study)
Project team: Florian Dietrich, Kristen Kinke, Ole Hallier, Paul Hillerkus, Guido Kappius, Mikhail Kornev, Katrin Löscher, Michael Schmidt, Lukas Schwind, Francois von Chappuis, Boris Wolf,
Structural engineer: dibral, Dipl.-Ing. Alfred R. Brunnsteiner Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH, Natters
Services engineer: Wagner & Partner ZT GmbH, Linz
Electrical planning: A3 Jenewein Ingenieurbüro GmbH, Aldrans
Façade consultant: gkp Fassadentechnik AG, Aadorf
Lighting consultant: matí AG Lichtgestaltung, Adliswil
General planning: Dieter Mathoi Architekten, Innsbruck



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