Building by the Lake – Playing with Nature and the Landscape 

The use of local materials coupled with the modern interpretation of contemporary tourism architecture give hope for new impetus for sensible construction by lakes and in the mountains, far away from generally accepted lederhosen architecture.
Ski slope fun and magnificent landscapes. The town of Zell am See in the Austrian state of Salzburg is well known and popular, partly because of its historical centre and idyllic location beside Lake Zell, and partly because of its proximity to many ski resorts and to the glacier in Kaprun, which is used for skiing all year round. With the “local mountain” of Schmittenhöhe, Zell am See offers a diverse and exciting range of sports and leisure activities to the most discriminating guest in both summer and winter.

Photo: Paul Ott

Photo: Paul Ott

Project team: Dieter Henke, Conal Mc Kelvey
Contractor: Zeller See Resort
Competition: February 2008
Construction: March 2013 – July 2014
Gross Floor Area: 4,010 m²
Gross volume: 13,436 m³

The complete article is published in Autumn issue of Piranesi No. 36 Vol. 23.

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