KI Kletterzentrum Innsbruck

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Other Architecture
Firm LocationInnsbruck, Austria
CompanyArchitekt Thomas Schnizer
Lead ArchitectThomas Schnizer
Design TeamAndreas Kuen Stefan Schlewitz
Clientcity of innsbruck

KI climbing center innsbruck - the
construction finished in may 2017 is situated
on the area between the railway viaduct and
the river Sill, an urban area which still
wants to be discovered and is of great value
for leisure. The project started with an
architectural competition in 2014. Meanwhile
the realization of an ensemble of structures
with open areas and the freestanding climbing
towers at the entrance side as well as a new
lead-climbing hall and the bouldering rocks
added to and integrated into the already
existing complex were accomplished. Between
the single structures there is an open space
for major events (Climbing World Championship
2018). The open nature of the spatial concept
is creating vivid relationship between the
various areas and the river Sill.
The interior areas are forming an L-shaped big
hall. The long side is close-fitting to the
already existing halls, is culminating in the
competition arena for bouldering and is
expanding towerlike on the west side into the
nearly 18 meters high lead-climbing hall. The
entrance area and the bistro lounge in the new
hall which are generously glazed connect the
interior parts with the exterior ones.