Innsbruck 2022 LINO LANZMAIER, TERESA STILLEBACHER, JAKOB SYCHA
THE INNER TO THE OUTER AND THE OUTER TO THE INNER
The new courtyard café presents itself as a clear, functional structure that is broken up by five inserted, green inner courtyards on the west side. Through this unfolding, it becomes possible for the courtyard garden to extend into the interior, and the boundaries between the park and the dining area dissolve.
While the structure is designed rationally in the east, it creates an organic, open situation towards the west, presenting various zones for guests with maximum transparency and an connection to outdoor space. A diverse differentiation creates intimate and simultaneously open areas, moments between the palm house, park landscape, and café.
A diversity of spatial qualities, different room heights, lighting situations, natural and built shadows, the arrangement of furniture in the indoor and outdoor areas, and ever-changing perspectives into the courtyard garden enhance the qualities of this special place.
The roof, a coffered ceiling made of laminated timber, symbolizes the flexibility of use and creates a continuous, airy interior with a greenhouse character.
The upper floor appears as a compact, punctual elevation from the outside.
The covered guest garden is a detached structure, located to the south and, formally more expressive than the building, invites visitors as an eye-catching feature.
On the south and west sides, the new green space design zones the open guest garden and intensifies the atmosphere of the park.
On the north side, there is a deep view into the park, extending to the music pavilion.