KTM Motohall

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  • Location

    Mattighofen, Austria

  • Architect

    Hofbauer Liebmann Wimmesberger | Architekten und X ARCHITEKTEN

  • Client

    Mattighofen Museums-Immobilien GmbH

  • Typology

    • Public buildings
  • Award

    • 2021 European Steel Design Awards
  • Planning

    2014 – 2016

  • Execution

    2016 - 2019

  • Scopes

    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Concrete
    • Glass
    • Steel & metal

The Austrian motorbike and sports car manufacturer KTM has commissioned Hofbauer Liebmann Wimmesberger|Architekten and X ARCHITEKTEN with the ambitious task of designing a museum for their company. werkraum ingenieure was responsible for the planning of the cantilevered, slender façade elements and their supporting structure, which represent an essential architectural feature.

With extensive parametric modeling in Rhino and Grasshopper, different versions of the structure were efficiently tested and certain parameters such as frame element spacing elegantly optimized. With this strategy the best possible structural results considering all given restrictions can be found.

The museum building contains four and a half floors. Due to the incline of the site, the floors are divided into two overground floors plus roof and two underground floors. Above ground is the permanent exhibition and on inclined ceilings – underground – temporary exhibition/event, showroom, exhibition depot, building services and additional storage rooms. The museum is accessible to visitors via a plaza in front of the entrance level on the ground floor with cash desk, cloakrooms and shop area.