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Top Mountain Crosspoint, Hochgurgl

This building has it´s  roots in the passion for motorcycles and wintersports  of the owners Attila and Alban Scheiber, who invited for an architecture-competition. Four main functions should be built in high alpine altitude of 2159mASL: toll-station for the Timmelsjoch Alpine Road, starting point of the cable car to Kirchenkar Mountain, restaurant for 700 persons and the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum for 250 examples. The young Tyrolean architect Michael Broetz connected the tradition of regional alpine wood construction with contemporary organic design vocabulary in this elegant object snuggling the slope, whereby the guest can move easily between the areas under one giant roof.

Four functions, four business models:
1: toll-station for the Timmelsjoch Alpine Road, very scenic alpine road connecting Austria and Italy (owned by investors) driven by a lot of vintage car owners, motorcyclists, bicycle drivers, sports car drivers…
2: starting point of the cable car to Kirchenkar Mountain, therfor expansion of the skiing area “Diamond of the Alps” (owned by investors)
3: restaurant for 700 persons (owned by investors) – during winter around 1200 meals per day, during summer around 300
4: Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum for 250 examples, most of motorcycles and museum owned by investors (1800m² expansion for the museum and office / logistic area planned for 2021)

Credits

Autors
Michael Brötz

Client
Familie Scheiber, Hochgurgler Liftgesellschaften GmbH

Year of completion
2016

Location
Hochgurgl, Tyrol, Austria

Total area
7.000 m2

Site area
15.000 m2

Photos
Alexander Lohmann

Project partners

Fröschl Beton GmbH & Co KG, Rubner Holzbau GmbH, Einrichtungshaus Föger GmbH, UNTERKOFLER Plan & Bau GmbH, SteinTec GmbH & Co. KG Gewerbegebiet,

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