AD Classics: Bergisel Ski Jump / Zaha Hadid Architects

04:00 - 9 May, 2016
AD Classics: Bergisel Ski Jump / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

Situated on the peak of Bergisel Mountain above the picturesque alpine city of Innsbruck, Austria, the Bergisel Ski Jump represents the contemporary incarnation of a historic landmark. Designed by Zaha Hadid between 1999 and 2002, the Ski Jump is a study in formal expression: its sweeping lines and minimalist aesthetic create a sense of graceful, high-speed motion, reflecting the dynamic sensation of a ski jump in a monumental structure that stands above the historic center of Innsbruck and the mountain slopes around.

© Helene Binet © Zaha Hadid Architects © Zaha Hadid Architects © Helene Binet +27

Bart Lootsma on Innsbruck, City Branding and "Geographical Urbanism"

09:30 - 9 September, 2015
Bart Lootsma on Innsbruck, City Branding and "Geographical Urbanism", Innsbruck from the Nordkette with Freestyle Skier
Innsbruck from the Nordkette with Freestyle Skier

In the now-globalized battle to attract tourists and retain citizens, cities have had to get increasingly creative, often branding themselves to highlight their unique histories or most striking physical characteristics. However, this branding rarely takes account of the complexities underlying every city: the people that live there, the political background, and of course, the peculiarities of the geographical landscape which the city sits on.

With his cosmopolitan career taking him from the low-lying cities of The Netherlands to the Alpine city of Innsbruck and to cities around the world Bart Lootsma, the architectural historian and theorist responsible for critically-acclaimed books such as SuperDutch, has been well-placed to see the effects of landscape and globalization on the individual character of places. In this extensive interview, originally titled "Beyond Branding" and published in MONU Magazine's "Geographical Urbanism" issue from April 2014, Bernd Upmeyer speaks to Lootsma about his adopted hometown of Innsbruck, and the role that geography, marketing and the collision of the two play on the identity of a city.

Sight-Seeing Tyrol, 2011. Image © Monika Hoefler Design by AllesWirdGut in which all cables that spoiled the view of the Nordkette from the Maria-Theresien-Straße in the city centre of Innsbruck were carefully removed. Image © AllesWirdGut Huis ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan. Image © Bart Lootsma Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut, Austria. Image © Bart Lootsma +16

Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects

03:00 - 4 May, 2015
Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess
  • Architects

  • Location

    Innsbruck, Austria
  • Architects in Charge

    Andreas Cukrowicz, Stefan Abbrederis
  • Partner Architects

    Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architects Zt Gmbh (Bechter Zaffignani, Thomas Marte)
  • Area

    20715.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess +12

IVB Operational Service Building Innsbruck / peterlorenzateliers

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
IVB Operational Service Building Innsbruck / peterlorenzateliers , © Paolo Utimpergher
© Paolo Utimpergher

© Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher +30

Team Of Interviewers Ask: 'What Is Architecture?'

00:00 - 13 November, 2014

What is Architecture? (WIA), a small collection of interviews with influential architects from around Europe, seeks to "provide clear and concise information about architecture", thereby "forming a panoramic view of today's architectural thinking." Set up by three students of architecture residing in Innsbruck, the WIA team have interviewed the likes of Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Sir Peter Cook (CRAB Studio), Jacob and Nathalie van Rijs (MVRDV), and Ben van Berkel (UNStudio). Their collection, though small, is continually expanding.

See a selection of WIA's interviews after the break (or see the entire collection here).

Atrium Amras / Zechner & Zechner

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
Atrium Amras / Zechner & Zechner, © Thilo Härdtlein
© Thilo Härdtlein

© Thilo Härdtlein © Thilo Härdtlein © Thilo Härdtlein © Thilo Härdtlein +36

Basis Terminal Galzigbahn / Driendl Galzigbahn

00:00 - 16 July, 2013
Basis Terminal Galzigbahn / Driendl Galzigbahn, Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn
Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Innsbruck, Austria
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn

Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn Courtesy of Driendl Galzigbahn +17

Asfinag Office Building / Peter Lorenz Ateliers

01:00 - 6 March, 2013
© Günther Wett
© Günther Wett

© Günther Wett © Günther Wett © Günther Wett © Günther Wett +20

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

00:00 - 20 September, 2012
© Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Rainer Köberl Location: Innsbruck, Austria Architect In Charge: Rainer Köberl Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Lukas Schaller

© Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller +20

New Design for Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz Public Square / LAAC Architekten + Stiefel Kramer Architecture

01:00 - 2 August, 2011
New Design for Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz Public Square / LAAC Architekten  + Stiefel Kramer Architecture, Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett
Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett +22

Architecture Office / bad architects group

01:00 - 21 August, 2009
Architecture Office / bad architects group, © Günter Richard Wett & bad architects group
© Günter Richard Wett & bad architects group

© Günter Richard Wett & bad architects group © Günter Richard Wett & bad architects group © Günter Richard Wett & bad architects group © Günter Richard Wett & bad architects group +9