Middle Station Naifjoch

  • Location

    Hafling, South Tyrol, Italy

  • Architect

    ARTEC Architekten

  • Client

    Meran 2000 Bergbahnen AG

  • Typology

    • Transportation buildings
  • Competition


  • Planning


  • Execution


  • Scopes

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

    • Concrete
    • Steel & metal

The old lift system from the mountain station of the Ifinger cable car in the east of Merano has been replaced by a modern gondola lift.

A new middle station now opens up an attractive viewpoint of the landscape in the valley at the break-off edge of the Naifjoch in the direction of Merano.

The station changes the natural topography of the terrain only slightly. It was cut into the mountain for this purpose and the cutouts in the mountain slope are structured by stairways. A viewing terrace connects the roof area with the foot of the small hilltop.

In the area of the new station there is also the geological and geomorphological feature of a rock change from the gray-white igneous rock to the red Grödner sandstone.

The red coloration of the concrete used was achieved by a porphyry additive – which is also responsible for the red coloration of the Val Gardena sandstone.

Station cladding and railings are made of Corten steel.