The Eagle – Mountain Top Restaurant

Restaurants Bars Architecture Built

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Studio: Viereck Architekten ZT-GmbH

Architect / Designer: Viereck Architekten ZT-GmbH

Design Team:

Hubert Hebesberger
Gernot Kraut
Martina Haller
Bernhard Viereck

Country: Austria

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Considering the beautiful landscape, we decided to create a less interfering design which relates to its surroundings.
Since the project time frame (1year) was extremely tight, we collaborated with other professionals (Façade, M+E) based on an accurate 3dBIM model, which was a great time saving asset.
Approached by the client to create a rock-shaped building for a new mountain-top restaurant, we decided to shape the building in a way so its facades are deriving from the orientation of the site itself and opening up to the views. The entire façade is built in glass, comprising of closed and transparent panels. The lower floor is built in prefabricated concrete elements, although the main floor is entirely built up in timber. Large visible CLT beams define the restaurant space and are organized in a star- shape to add a dramatic ceiling design. The ceiling is covered with perforated timber acoustic panels which serve as false ceiling where pipings are hidden. The whole interior space is filled with, especially for this building designed, bird- like pendant lamps, which are entirely made of compressed felt to create a bird swarm flying through the building, as reference to its contextual wildlife where eagles are very common. Large steel frames set within cascading timber panels are defining the bar interior design. A 15m long bar counter with backlit stone plates at the front and oak wood counter plate is completing the bar area.
The main restaurant can seat up to 200 people, another 200 can be seated at a large floor heated outdoor terrace.
Another highlight of the building is the “Eagle drive- in” at the lower part of the building, where skiers which do not want to be seated at the restaurant area, can enjoy quick snacks and drinks – even without unstrapping their skis.


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What Ewald Viereck started in 1984, is today successfully managed by Marleen and Bernhard Viereck. Both of them inherited the Archi- gene from their father and, together with a team of experienced architects we deliver projects ranging from Architecture & Interior Design to construction and project management, to building physics and acoustics. A one-stop solution for our clients. We create timeless, sophisticated architectural space, in Austria and the EU and anywhere else in the world like Maldives, where we are currently working on a Hotel Resort.