Sustainable Design of Alpine Infrastructures

A new form of relationship between nature, society and the economy will become a deciding factor in our living and economic environment. The Alpine environment increasingly demands that we reinforce this relationship, most importantly in terms of Alpine infrastructures.

The research partnership formed by alpS, LAAC, and partners from the industrial sector has been undertaking this mission and set itself the goal of maintaining both the ecological and economic value of the natural environment, as it is presented for the living and economic environment of Alpine regions.

It is the aim of this applied research to develop suitable combinations of function, and conceive concepts of utilization specially designed for the Alpine area. The development of a sustainable environmental design will be crucial to achieving this objective. It is our focus to treat the complex aspects of the landscape  sensitively, aesthetically and ethically.

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As regards our energy supplies, we have now reached a crucial turning point. For quite some time, industry across the globe has been showing a strong tendency towards renewable forms of energy to replace fossile engergy sources and nuclear power.
The advantages of renewable energy being widely known, large parts of the population strongly support its promotion. While in non-Alpine areas, it is relatively easy to plan and build such plants, the integration of renewable sources of energy in a sensitive and environmentally-friendly manner following environmental design ideas presents a great challenge in the Alpine zone.

Oct 26 2012 - 12:00pm
Design sostenibile di infrastrutture alpine
Brixen | Bressanone

Kathrin Aste

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Titlet: Ecology of Fear
Tutor: Kathrin Aste
Course: Entwerfenstudio Master 2
Institution: University of Innsbruck

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Ecology of Fear - Apokalypse Tirol; Design Studio Master 2, University of Innsbruck
Imagine the valley bottom does not exist anymore. The chasm below you is as final as the ridge above you. The rug has been literally pulled out from under us. We design the city in the danger zone. What possibilites do irreclaimable sites, unstable topographies, alpine catastrophies offer.

Sep 27 2012 - 2:00pm
Sustainable Design
Bozen

Frank Ludin

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Alpine Hybrid. The future of Alpine Infrastructures
LAAC Architects, Arch. DI Frank Ludin

at the event Innovation Festival Bozen
New Energies 27.09 - 29.09.2012
Innovation Festival | Technologyday - Gruen im Hoehenflug
TIS | Gruene Technologien im Hoehenflug
LAAC | Sustainable Design for Alpine Infrastructure

Nov 27 2012 - 7:00pm
Landhausplatz
Munich

Frank Ludin

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LAAC im Gespräch | Arch. DI Frank Ludin

DETAIL Architekturgesellschaft - die ACHTE
Wie viel Architektur verträgt die Natur?

 

Jan 28 2014 - 7:00pm
Constructing Topographies
Linz

Kathrin Aste

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Thetis' lodge exists as a crack in the rock, a point to relax with views of the Wilder Kaiser. On the southwest of the plateau is a flat rock acting as the 'Copyright of the Landscape' [Natural logo] on the stone slab.

May 21 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sustainable Design of Alpine Infrastructure
Zurich

Kathrin Aste | Frank Ludin

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An alpine Hyprid is a multifunctional building. It is the aim of this applied research to develop suitable combinations of function, conceive utilization concepts specially designed for the Alpine area and implement a reference plant.

Tutor: Arch. DI. Kathrin Aste
University of Innsbruck, Institute of Urban Design

Title: Reconstructed Topographies
Tutor: Kathrin Aste
Course: Module 'Landschaftsarchitektur'
Institution: University of Innsbruck

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explores the landscape as an object of technical manipulation and understoods it as a specific object. A landscape architectural series of experiments to clarify topological qualities.

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The basic concept of the design, and what sets it apart from other contemporary cottage projects, is the creation of an ensemble. This creates a sense of scale and proportion appropriate to the site. The building is integrated into the landscape and becomes lost among the surrounding boulders and rocks.

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During recent years a number of observation platforms have been created attempting, through different means, to confront the visitor with the beauties of nature. This panorama platform was commissioned by the management of one of the five glacier ski arenas in Austria. Like most of its competitors, the management is intent upon retaining a high level of appeal of its ski region.

Mar 13 2013 - 10:00am
Sustainable Design
Munich

Frank Ludin

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Sustainable Design für Alpine Infrastructure
Projects | Arch. DI Frank ludin

Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Bauklimatik und Haustechnik
Climadesign