build in velocity is both performance and construction. Constructing means constant geometric analysis of the performative requirements of a design problem. Especially when considering ski jumps and bobsled runs, the design is directly dependent on structure and construction by standardized guidelines, which define the core function. These vectors are generating geometrical expansion and thus form the structure of the architecture. The design is created in the process of constructing dynamic load cases and the selection of appropriate materials. These structures, as architecture, are adaptable, changeable, manipulable. The form of the architecture is a state created by different levels of speed, acceleration and movement.
The bobsled run in Almaty finds its focal point built in velocity. The geometry is driven by a comprehensive generator, which corresponds to the ideal line of the bob. The bobsled run is 1250m in length and has a height variation of 87m.
Basically,the conceptpursues anurbanisticapproach.In the senseof a bridgeoffensive,the projectattemptsto respond to theurbandevelopment goals.Issues such asInnsbruckto theInnorthebrandingprocessusing the INNS' BRUCK-Logo,illustrate the importanceofthe riverandbridgefor this city. In the senseof nomen est omen, the projectconsiders thebridgeas an identity-object.This design conceptpursuesthis attitudeandsees itself asthe beginning of amedium-termbridgeoffensive.
Excerpt of the competition jury: The proposal is characterised by an ”aerodynamic” design, where all the elements fit together in a unified, plastic form of great elegance. In design terms the proposal appears as the competitions most successful. It appears as a refined, highly developed design where the knoll building and the inrun flow into each other in one unified form.The result is a monumental ski arena that grows out of the landscape. The adopted architectural language is consistent and includes the design as a whole, from public flows, commentators boxes, judges towers and stands...
This jump, being constructed in Kazakhstan, features a single tower with two areas of relief, which represents an innovation in such a typology. The newly constructed hill is a sculptural element, generating the form of the two curves at the flanks of the start-up tracks. The V-shaped widening towards the top of the tower recedes in a twisting motion above.
This project contains four different ski jumps:
The K75- and the K64-Jump and the small Hills - K35 and K15.
All jumps start from the same hillside facing to the northwest. Each jump has its own approach ramp, take-off table and landing track.
"La Pista Magica" - the relevance of the historical track and the culture of sport is significant for the city of Milan. The concept of the design is to intensify the dynamic character of the high-speed cycling in respect to the historical building. TWO circle-segments of the track will be preserved.