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Hungerburg Funicular, Innsbruck, Austria

The new funicular takes passengers straight from Innsbruck city centre to the Hungerburg station. From there the Nordkette cable car continues up to Seegrube that is more than 2,200m high and offers a breathtaking view of the town and a panoramic vista of the Alps.

Planned and designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the Hungerburg funicular with its unique stations sets new standards in international architecture. Each station was designed according to the specific site conditions at various altitudes, whilst maintaining the coherent overall architectural language of fluidity. The shell structures for the terminals are covered with thermoformed glass roofs that seem to float above the ground. With their flowing organic shapes and their ice-like surfaces the buildings imitate the landscape of the Alps in winter.

In addition to the stations Zaha Hadid designed the suspension bridge over the river Inn, a ‘S’-shaped steel structure with two 34-meter high pylons. Due to the skilful illumination the bridge seems to be a floating band of light hovering over the river and the passing railcars dash across it like bright dots of light.

Architects

Reopening

Location

LAUFEN products

 

Zaha Hadid Architects

2007

Innsbruck, Austria

indova washbasins; caprino plus urinals; LAUFEN pro toilets

 

 
     

 

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