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Visitors Center Viamala Gorge

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Iseppi Kurath
 
location Thusis
function exposition space, information centre, tourism
contributed by urbanplus

The newly built visitors' centre is located where once a kiosk stood, which was dismantled. It forms a transition from the road into gorge, spectacularly positioned at the edge of a 60 metre deep abyss. An asymmetrically arranged pitched roof spans the approximately 40 m2 of the visitors' centre and its counter area. While the structure appears closed towards the street and the gorge, the southern and northern faces of the building are furnished with large area window panes. As high as the room itself, these structural openings enframe the impressive landscape. A narrow, funnel-shaped window enables a view inside the visitors' centre from the street. The placement of the walls, the terrace and the stairs follow the topography. The 111 year old stairway system in natural stone forms the fundament of the building. The material concept of the visitors' centre, predominantly consisting of concrete, wood and steel, stands in close context to the archaic environment of the gorge.

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Visitors Center Viamala Gorge
Address
Viamala -
Switzerland
Project is public!
Opening hours Daily opened April & October 09-18 h May - September 08-19 h
Completion 4- 2014
Floor area/size 50 m2
ArchitectIseppi Kurath
Client Viamala Infra Genossenschaft
 
Project ID 13167
Latitude/Longitude 46°39'45N 09°26'55E
Contributed by urbanplus
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