For 10 years this December, Zaha Hadid’s Hungerburgbahn have graced a built sourroundings of Innsbruck, Austria. Since a conception, over 4.5 million passengers have visited one of a four train stations joining them from downtown Innsbruck to a Norkette Mountain to Hungerburg.
All 4 stations conform curvilinear geometries evil of Zaha Hadid Architects. However, any form has been precisely designed and tailored to any site’s singular context, topography, altitude, and newcomer circulation. The stations’ many distinguished feature, a roofs, emanate synthetic landscapes meant to relate healthy ice formations while concurrently being reflections of a newcomer dissemination underneath.
The Hungerburgbahn connects a colourful city of Innsbruck with inlet and it’s stations have turn an constituent partial of Innsbruck’s cityscape – Innsbruck mayor Christine Oppitz-Plorer.
Together with a executive Strabag, Zaha Hadid Architects won a foe to build a Hungerburgbahn in 2005. When completed, a stations were a world’s largest structures utilizing double-curved glass. The plan was shortly shortlisted for the Stirling Prize by the Royal Institue of British Architects in 2008.
The glacial-inspired stations have turn not usually a preserve for Innsbruck’s open movement though also emblems to a city’s alpine character. Even 10 years later, a stations continue to attract visitors from around a world.
Innsbruck will be celebrating a 10th anniversary of a Hungerburgbahn with events via a winter including architectural tours each Tuesday during 10:30 am in English and each Friday during 4:00 pm in German until 6 Apr 2018.
News via: Zaha Hadid Architects.