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The Timmelsjoch Experience / Werner Tscholl Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 June, 2012
The Timmelsjoch Experience / Werner Tscholl Architects
The Timmelsjoch Experience / Werner Tscholl Architects, © Alexa Rainer
© Alexa Rainer

Courtesy of Werner Tscholl Architects © Jürgen Eheim © Alexa Rainer © Alexa Rainer +25

From the architect. The Timmelsjoch is the deepest, non-glaciated indentation in the main Alpine ridge between the Reschen Pass and the Brenner Pass.

Courtesy of Werner Tscholl Architects
Courtesy of Werner Tscholl Architects

A road, once a mule track, links the Passeiertal valley and the Ötztal valley. Over thousands of years, unique similarities between the two valleys evolved, triumphing over the natural boundary created by the mountains.

Since 2010 architectural sculptures located at several stopping places along the road, enlighten travellers about the natural surroundings, the history, the culture, the communities and the economy of the region.

© Alexa Rainer
© Alexa Rainer

All together there are 5 sculptures to be explored, two on the Austrian side called walkway and smuggler and two on the Italian side of the road named telescope and garnets. On the highest point of the pass one can find the pass museum. The concrete structure on the North Tyrolean side juts out like an erratic boulder into the South Tyrolean side, underlining the cross-border nature of the Timmelsjoch Experience. The "Ice Cave” inside the museum pays tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road and their remarkable accomplishment.

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© Alexa Rainer
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Marsellus W. · February 18, 2015

Question: Would this site be better off with or without this design?

Liam Mottishaw · March 15, 2013

Kind of reminds of the final scene from the Italian Job movie.

Naganos · August 30, 2012

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FranMartinez · June 28, 2012

when I see these structures remind me of a Star Wars movie

Joshua Divelbiss · June 25, 2012

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James Lemanis · June 18, 2012

The first photo looks like something out of &#39The Empire Strikes Back&#39!
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#architecture #Italy

monica gtz · June 17, 2012

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Juan Carlos Cornejo · June 17, 2012

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Don Rudder · June 17, 2012

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Davide Maria Zema · June 16, 2012

Cool effect. Right choice for the material.
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Suiteurbana · June 15, 2012

#arte al lado de la carretera en valle de Ötztal http://t.co/R2jWQiP6 #arquitectura #diseño

Bellamy Budiman · June 15, 2012

This building (other than the fact that it&#39s floating eeriely) looks like a Sandcrawler. http://t.co/2u2eFq8q

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ServiceMagic · June 15, 2012

Museums that look more interesting on the outside then the inside: http://t.co/L8J7EfdJ

Lao Y · June 15, 2012

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Andrew Diehl · June 15, 2012

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Matt Jones · June 15, 2012

just flat out cool.... http://t.co/pv8QGNcK

JAKE · June 15, 2012

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daniel smith · June 15, 2012

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Bart Feikens · June 15, 2012

Dit ding hjit Timmelsjoch - fyn ik leuk. http://t.co/uKeH1ybg @praatmarfrysk http://t.co/m1TRHhp6

john bosma · June 15, 2012

Dit ding hjit Timmelsjoch - fyn ik leuk. http://t.co/uKeH1ybg @praatmarfrysk http://t.co/m1TRHhp6

Daniel · June 15, 2012

Wow love the look of this building. Australia needs some like this.

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