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description Bus and terminal train station for the Zillertalbahn in Mayrhofen, open competition
category public
location Mayrhofen, Austria
built area 4.000 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Maria Chassioti, Savvas Kakalis, Maria-Alexia Styliou, Myrto Tsarouchi


Taras Diachun


Atelier Crilo

client Zillertaler Verkehrsbetriebe AG
design year 2018

The Mayrhofen Interchange is conceived as a contemporary building yet archetypical in attitude, logic and expression. With its large pitched roof expanse, the building presents itself with a signalling effect, mediating between its surroundings and distinguishing between two plus one realms: the compact Hub, the Forecourt and the Square. The Interchange’s infrastructural complexity is undeniably in contradiction to the scale of the small mountainous. Thus it is intentionally compact in order to create a new, generous public space for the community: An integrated mobility centre, connecting different types of transport and access: train, bus, car, taxi services, bicycle as well as pedestrian transfer to the cable car infrastructure and the town centre allowing them to seamlessly overlap and interact, with no type receiving priority.

The station building is conceived as a shed, catering for very functional criteria while meeting all programmatic requirements and technical specifications. The building unfolds deliberately recessed from its context in order to respond in scale and gesture to the open landscape beyond. A choice and effort to keep the building visually reserved and as simple and straightforward as possible. Below the expanse of the diaphanous, thin roof an array of programmes, situations and events are overlapping while the circulation across the two main levels of the train station below and the bus terminal above is continuous and comprehensive. Maximizing the potentials of an articulated section, a topographically depressed situation is avoided through a system of levels -tribunes and programmed ramps. In terms of its public gesture, the scheme prescribes two new public spaces: the ‘Forecourt’, as a threshold, arrival platform, meeting point and space of flow for Mayrhofen and the ‘Square’ as the town’s new civic core. Each space differs in character and intention: the ‘Forecourt’ is about direct wayfinding, a fluid space for access, mobility and communication while the ‘Square’ contributes to an urbanity in-the-becoming.

In terms of constructional and material language, the new infrastructural building combines standardisation and prefabrication with the context. Its base is prescribed as a pre-stressed concrete structure which supports an elegant truss system above allowing for an impressively wide span timber enclosure for the bus terminal while achieving lightness, transparency and natural lighting. Selected materials –all locally and carefully sourced- create a bold effect that imprints this new urban space as a striking yet familiar image.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
PENINSULA 2020 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
VILLAS A 2019 residential, hospitality Costa Navarino ,  Messinia Greece
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 public, hospitality Graz Austria
VILLAS B 2019 residential, hospitality Costa Navarino ,  Messinia Greece
OKZT HUB 2018 offices Klagenfurt Austria
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 public Mayrhofen Austria
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2017 residential Ljubljana Slovenia
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 public Nicosia Cyprus
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 residential Patras Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 public Athens Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
HOUSE L 2016 residential, research Antiparos Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 commercial, residential, hospitality Motovun Croatia
AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE B 2014 residential Crete Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece