SUMMIT STATION NEBELHORN

Rules for those who build in the mountains, Adolf Loos 1913:

"Do not build picturesquely. Leave such effects to the walls, the mountains and the sun. The man who dresses picturesquely is not picturesque, but a buffoon. The farmer does not dress picturesquely. But he is. Build as well as you can. Not better. Don't overdo it. And no worse. Don't deliberately lower yourself to a low level from where you were born and raised, even if you go to the mountains. Speak to the farmer in your own language. The Viennese advocate who speaks to the peasant in the stone-knocker dialect is to be exterminated.

Pay attention to the forms in which the farmer builds. For they are the coagulated substance of the wisdom of the forefathers. But seek out the reason for the form. If advances in technology have made it possible to improve the form, then this improvement should always be used. The flail is replaced by the threshing machine.

The plain demands a vertical structure, the mountains a horizontal one. Man's work must not compete with God's work. The Habsburgwarte disturbs the chain of the Vienna Woods, but the Hussar Temple blends in harmoniously.

Don't think about the roof, think about rain and snow. This is how the farmer thinks and therefore builds the flattest roof possible in the mountains according to his technical knowledge. In the mountains, the snow must not slide off when it wants to, but when the farmer wants it to. The farmer must therefore be able to climb onto the roof without risking his life in order to remove the snow. We also have to create the flattest roof possible according to our technical experience.

Be true! Nature only sticks to the truth. It gets on well with iron lattice bridges, but rejects Gothic arches with bridge towers and embrasures.

Don't be afraid of being called unfashionable. Changes to the old construction method are only permitted if they represent an improvement, otherwise stick to the old. For the truth, even if it is hundreds of years old, has more inner connection than the lie that walks beside us."

TOPIC:                     
Summit Station With Restaurant And Bar

LOCATION:              
Nebelhorn, Oberstdorf, DE

YEAR:                     
2013

CLIENT:                   
Bergbahnen Oberstdorf, Kleinwalertal

TYPOLOGY:                   
Institutional | Infrastructure

STATUS:                   
Competition, 1st Price

TEAM:                     
Michael Becker, Franz Schröck, Markus Wolfertshofer, Christian Schechinger

PLANNING TEAM:               
IDL Prostatik Linka, Oberstdorf
IB Hirdina, Kempten
IB Hecht, Tutzing 

VISUALISATION:                
Becker Architects Planners

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