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Alpspix by Wallmann Architekten (AT)

Posted by Susanne Fritz on 08.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

Alpspix at the Alpspitzbahn mountain station

Planned some hiking in the Alps this summer?

If not, we might be able to give you a reason to do so – with architectural sightseeing at the same time.

Close to the Zugspitze, at Oberfelderkopf (Germany), a new panorama platform has been designed by Vienna-based Wallmann architects.

The two bridges are cantilevered spectacularly 13 metres over the abyss

The two platforms, which cross each other at differing heights, are cantilevered spectacularly over the precipice. One of them is oriented towards Höllental / Garmisch / Starnberger See, the other one points into the direction of the Zugspitze.

Steel anchors of 9 metres length were drilled into the rock

The bridges are 23 metres long, of which 13 metres are cantilevered. The static load is anchored nine metres into the rock, with additional reinforced concrete foundations.

The two platforms cross each other at differing heights

The bridges are 23 metres long, of which 13 metres are cantilevered. The static load is anchored nine metres into the rock, with additional reinforced concrete foundations.

Prefabricated elements were put together on-site

Prefabricated elements, together weighing 54 tons, were transported by helicopter and put together on-site. The fronts of the railing have been realised in glass to add even more thrill to the view into the abyss.

The load of hundreds of visitors generates an impressive static load

54 tons is the weight of the construction only - plus the weight of the visitors

Link to the article “High alpine buildings” on architonic.com