Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience by Werner Tscholl

This is the Pass Museum in the Timmelsjoch Experience designed by Werner Tscholl. The Experience extends along a road in the mountainous region between Austria and Italy, and although the road evolved from a simple mule path connecting two valleys, the experience is now punctuated along its length by small and sculptural works of architecture, like the one above. The sophistication of these new structures might be lost on the mules today, and they may not appreciate an interior meant to resemble an ice cave, but the Timmelsjoch Experience is about celebrating the history of this pass: its early trekkers and their mules, too. Because the modern road ribbons through high, steep and snowy elevations, the pass is only open from June through October each year; at least for cars.

Alex Dent

December 21, 2011 / By

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