The central element of the entrance hall is a stone circle. Stones taken from the Silvretta mountain range are strung together by steel wires similar to pearl cords. It gives the impression of the density of mountain rocks but, at the same time, also shows their vulnerability. The stones on the strings can be moved easily by the touch of a finger. Natural beauty and natural dangers are incredibly close to each other.
The light coming through the alabaster front adds to the tense atmosphere. The white alabaster stones piled up between two steel nets remind us of snow and avalanches and we are painfully reminded of how the Alpinarium came into being.
Signal colours yellow and black
The directory through the exhibition...
The intenxive yellow of the reception is in accordance with the colours of internationel signs for danger and can be seen as a warning - "Danger" you are now leaving reality, and entering a virtual world.
planning shell Architekt Dipl. Ing. Fritz Falch, Landeck (A)