House Austria Winter Olympics

2006 | Turin

Recognition – Salzburger Holzbaupreis 2007 
Rosenheimer Holzbaupreis 2006 / student jury

With the “Österreich-Haus”, the architectural-cultural tradition of Austria and the Alps will be contemporarily reinterpreted.

Cosiness and atmosphere will be palpable to guests and athletes in the form of select materials (timber inside, larch shingles on the facade, stone, loden). The content (functions) of the building will be visible outside and blend into a cohesive concept via a 2-floor plenum inside.

The wooden house split into modules relies on its space flow and unmistakable emblematic nature, and shall serve as the symbol.
Usage space: 275 m²
Beginning of planning: August 2005
Completion and construction: 3 months
Completion: January 2006
Photos: Angelo Kaunat
Re-use: Tourismusverband Bischofshofen