Toni Schmale – Drawbridge Mauterndorf Castle

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  • Location

    Mauterndorf, Salzburg, Österreich

  • Client

    Land Salzburg/Kunst am Bau

  • Typologies

    • Arts
    • Transportation buildings
  • Competition


  • Planning


  • Execution


  • 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
    • LPH9 Object support-LM.TW
  • Materials

    • Concrete
    • Steel & metal
  • Artist

    Toni Schmale

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

A jury of experts, representatives of the castle administration, the market town of Mauterndorf, architects and landscape planners recommended the concept of a drawbridge by 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.