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description Bus and terminal train station for Zillertalbahn 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
completion year

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
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece