Architecture: Johann Obermoser; obermoser arch-omo
Team: Christoph Neuner, Andreas Norz, Robert Wibmer, Harald Brutscher
Client: Ötztaler Gletscherbahn Ges. mbH & Co. KG. Sölden
Photos: Jason O’Rear, David Schreyer, osermoser arch-omo
Year of completion: 2018
Location: Sölden, Tyrol, Austria
Built up area: 1.288 m2
Site area: 5.527 m2
007 Elements is a cinematic installation, the experience is closer to a film than a museum in the traditional sense. Its location at 3.040 meters above sea level, the breath taking natural scenery and the dramatic climate changes make the whole setting unique and spectacular.
This innovative, site-responsive architectural intervention assumes the symbolic role of an effective marketing tool, defining regional identity and projecting its resonance into a worldwide context
We were willing to incorporate the dramatic natural environment in the interior spaces. Wide, selected openings frame spectacular views, establishing visual connections to the film locations of Spectre.
In the final design, we developed the concepts ‘inside the mountain’ and ‘iceberg principle’. Nine free concrete chambers were the result of this process, connected by ramps and located in the mountain. The path through the exhibition unfolds through slightly inclined, almost unnoticeable descending levels, an alternation of sophisticated spatial sequences.
The acoustic staging enhances a sensorial and visual experience.