Opening of Mauterndorf Castle drawbridge

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An invitations competition was held for a new circuit around Mauterndorf Castle and six artists were invited to develop an artistic intervention specifically for this special place.

A jury of experts, representatives of the castle administration, the municipality of Mauterndorf, architects and landscape planners recommended the concept of a drawbridge by artist Toni Schmale for realisation.

Due to the optimal material properties for large spans, steel was used for the 35-metre-long drawbridge. Reinforced concrete blocks with rock nails were anchored in the subsoil for the attachment to the slope and as a foundation. The supporting forces are transferred to the load-bearing subsoil via these nails.

Photos: Stefan Ritzer and the province of Salzburg/Art in Architecture
Artist: Toni Schmale
Structural design: werkraum ingenieure