berg isel – zaha hadid

we visited the top of the bergisel – from 2003 by zaha hadid. the story is that the view as the skiers exit the elevator is supposed to thoroughly scare them. this works but presenting a low glass wall as the doors open and a clear view to the city and mountains. as you approach the top of the jump – the angle of the jumps is so very sharp and severe that you only see the city beyond and are convinced you will die on your way down. zaha added an arrival platform, and a cafe/restaurant below the jumping platform. the stadium seating below is scooped into the hillside like a roman ampitheater…

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Bergiselweg 3
6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43 512 589 259

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