The cable car facility is a monolith whose form and geometry results solely from its function. The simple, abstract shape, reduced to the essential, gives the building an iconic appearance and makes it a recognisable feature
The peculiar outside structure of the facility is also recognisable inside. The path to get to the departure area consistently runs around the inner "core", where all the rooms, including wet and technical rooms, are located.
Visitors who want to explore the Albigna dam, walk counter clockwise from the entrance hall up the stairs, past the sales counter, to the cable car. When they come back, they still walk counter clockwise to get out. This clear routing ensures clarity and orientation at all times.
The archaic nature of the dam wall and the Albigna massif led the studio to choose a hard material with good weathering properties for the cladding of the structure. Therefore, raw steel was used. As a contrast, wood was used inside.
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