Top Mountain Crosspoint
– modern wooden architecture in the alpine highlands
Building under the extreme conditions of high alpine regions is regarded as an achievement in planning – the “Top Mountain Crosspoint” in the Tyrolean Hochgurgl, directly on the border between Italy and Austria, is a successful example of how the conflicting demands between disturbing a natural alpine region and meeting the needs of alpine tourism can be reconciled.
The multifunctional building that has been created, at a height of 2,200 metres above sea level, not only makes for headline news, it also presented significant challenges for the architects, planners and contractors. But a trip to the Ötztal region is no longer just an attraction for winter sports enthusiasts. Now those interested in architecture can also come and be amazed by this state-of-the-art building. Its stunning design alone already attracts attention from far and wide, but the building also offers four tourist attractions: combining Europe′s highest motorcycle museum, over an area of 6,060 m², with the valley station for the new Kirchenkar gondola lift and the new Timmelsjoch toll station, as well as an exclusive restaurant with panoramic terrace, which includes 280 indoor and 380 outdoor seats.