The material of choice

The new Tyrol Department Store in Innsbruck opened its doors at the beginning of March. If one believes the press releases, the choice of material for the façade was an essential element for the star architect David Chipperfield:  it was not to be glass. To pick up on the vertical lines of the existing frontage, he hung curved and angular precast parts in front of the window surface. The ground precast parts additionally show the natural grains of the concrete. In this way, the grid created by the precast parts carries on the lines of the architectural environment.

Construction was preceded by...

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