The primary goal of this project is to promote two Olympic disciplines, luge and skeleton, and to create a project accessible to the broader public and youth.
Currently 12 lanes exist worldwide on which national and international competitions can be conducted, but are subject to the FIL (Federation Internationale de Luge)-construction regulations, are expensive in construction and operation, and are rarely accessed by most user groups. In these two sports, luge and skeleton, athletes distinguish themselves by their courage, concentration and sense of harmonious sequence of movement. For the proper development of the sport, there is a need for addition lanes, sprint lanes as it were, more directly accessible from the city. This facility should be easily accessible to children, young people, and the tourist population year-round, developing a higher awareness of the sports.
The objective of the design is to encourage and augment the constant exchange of assets between athletes, coaches and caregivers. This approach aims to attract young talent, and also provide a tourist oriented trajectory, which can only be achieved by creating this sort of open, networked environment. Conscientious material selection is a must, and thus the considered materials were tested for appropriate stiffness, surface affinity for ice, and lifespan. Similarly, the new icing system planned was tested in order to ensure both safety and efficiency. This project takes on a great responsibility for the health and lives of future users, and thus the proposal focuses on both the experience of the place, and the necessary safety requirements issued by the FIL.
aste weissteiner zt-gmbh, Innsbruck
Design: Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Peter Griebel
Execution: Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Peter Griebel
Construction engineer: aste weissteiner zt-gmbh, Innsbruck