Ötzi Peak 3251m
PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
Companynoa* network of architecture
Ötzi Peak 3251m is at the top of the Schnals Valley Glacier, where Italy's impressive alpine landscape soars high above the reservoir below.
In order to enable visitors to experience the breathtaking ride to the mountain station and to get to know the fascinating history of this alpine wonderland, noa* designed a unique viewing platform.
A geometric funnel was cut into the platform to direct viewers eyes towards the place where Ötzi was found. Only a few meters from the Austrian border, the angle of the viewing funnel takes the visitor on a carefully crafted, intellectual journey to the Iceman
Bio noa* is the essential expression of a collaborative work-ethos: the young team of architects & designers, led by founders Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier and based in Bolzano (Italy) and Berlin (Germany), explores and examines interdisciplinary methods of design, continuously evolving depending on both nature and requirements of each project. By following the concept of „emergence“, where the whole is perceived as being far greater than the sum of its parts, a holistic approach and strategy is central to noa*s way of conceiving design.