Bergisel Ski Jump

Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck - Austria, Zaha Hadid Architects

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The Bergisel Ski Jump is characterised by a breathtaking view of Innsbruck, the charm of a ski jumping venue with an Olympic past and modern architecture.

The tower, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the “Bergisel Sky” panorama restaurant and the panorama terrace are easily accessible with two elevators.

Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck - Austria, Zaha Hadid ArchitectsThe ascent
Athletic individuals can take the 455 steps from the eastern entrance of the stadium to the ski jump tower by foot.

It is much more convenient and faster however, to ascend to the tower with the new inclined elevator.
The elevator transports up to 350 people per hour, covering the 250 meter stretch between the entrance and the tower in 2 minutes.

Visitors get on the elevator here and ride up to the “Bergisel Sky” restaurant.

Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck - Austria, Zaha Hadid ArchitectsThe tower
The shaft of the tower is built on a 16 by 20 meter foundation plate in which three basement storeys are located for technology, storage and staff rooms as well as the entrance storey.

A three-storey steel construction has been added to the tower’s concrete shaft, containing the restaurant, panorama platform and rescue station.

The projecting levels protrude up to 12 meters beyond the tower’s shaft.
The visitor elevator travels up to the terrace level of approx. 43.5 meters.

Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck - Austria, Zaha Hadid ArchitectsThe in-run ramp
The original design for the competition project originally included a continuous beam reaching over four areas with three support pillars.

However, the supporting structure for the steep in-run bridge was then executed with no supports over a 68.5 meter long incline with an incline of up to 35 degrees; a so-called “fish stomach”, consisting of a steel lattice formwork trough with steel trusses.

Hereby the preload force is transferred into the stiffening girder as compressive force.
The end cross girders and the spatial diagonal piping in the support frame take on the lateral distribution of the centric preload forces in the lateral frame supports.

Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck - Austria, Zaha Hadid ArchitectsBergisel Skisprungturm Innsbruck Hadid
The panorama restaurant
The restaurant is situated at a height of 40 meters. Marvel at the 360° panoramic view of Tyrol’s mountains above and around Innsbruck. The “Bergisel Sky” restaurant is open during the hours of operation.

The impressive floor-to-ceiling glass façade provides a beautiful view of the Inntal valley.
After 19:00, the venue can be rented as an evening restaurant including service.
to the “Bergisel Sky”

Bergisel Panorama-Deck
The panorama deck
Experience Innsbruck and the Tyrolean mountains in a unique way. A 360° panoramic view gives you fantastic glimpses and views and will definitely be a highlight of your visit.

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