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Dear plateau residents and guests,
It starts to snow lightly and the anticipation of the WSC 2019 in Seefeld grows and inspires me as your WSC-Insider.
Therefore, I would like to present you another highlight in this series that deserves its own press text: enjoy reading!
The architectural infrastructure competition did not actually ask for a World Cup Tower, rather the idea and design came from the creative pool of ‘MEISSL Architects’ in Seefeld. The goal of the initiative is to allow Seefeld, as an Olympic and World Championship venue, to send a clear, confident and sustainable signal to the future and to the sporting world after the World Championships 2019 are over.
The tower will be located above the new team-quarters building, which was also planned and built for the World Championships and which will provide an open area between the tower and the base building. The roof of the building will be covered with greenery so that it blends easily into the natural arena.
Throughout the course of the event, the two-storey tower will serve as a quasi-headquarters for time-keepers, announcers and race organisers, providing the necessary space and affording the best-possible views of the sporting and competitive goings-on.
The main idea behind the inspiration was to create a project with a sustainable use, as opposed to erecting structures simply for short-term use only.
Inspired by the hunters’ wooden raised hides in the forests and by the old alpine farm-houses with their gabled walls of posts and cross-beams, the tower is a completely novel ensemble. For the natural arena in Seefeld, it is a positive, slightly tongue-in-cheek, interpretation of authentic and well-known building methods.
Modern carpentry techniques will be used to reflect the traditional craftsmanship of building methods in the Alps and the three glass outside walls will give fantastic views of the competition arena from inside the tower.
A staircase will lead past the platforms to the roof, accessible even outside of sporting events, and from the roof-top viewing platform an impressive panorama will open up along the Mösern valley as far as the Hocheder mountain, over the top of the Hohe Munde mountain and across to the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountain ranges.
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