Climbing Hall Villach

Using existing structures

The largest climbing hall in the Alpe-Adria region was built in a "Konsum"- building that had been vacant since the 1990s, using a timberengineering construction.

Villachs new Eldorado for amateur and professional klimbers  provides for a total of 2,000 m² of climbing, sports and recreational areas distributed over three levels.

240 rope climbing routes and 80 boulder routes with heights ranging from 4 to 16,5 metres and climbing grades of up to 8b category are available. In addition, the hall offers lead climbing or toprope, two boulder levels, two speed tracks and a special children’s area. From the 16 m high outdoor climbing wall, the sports enthusiasts can enjoy a panoramic view over the entire city centre and surrounding mountains. The restaurant and lounge sectors are used to take a rest, regain physical strength, and to chill. The wide range of sports activities offered in the hall is  complemented by seminar and therapy rooms.

Project details

location Villach (AT)

completion 2017

customer VER-PRO, Villach (AT)

architecture Katzianka | Lengger Architektur ZT, Villach (AT)

structural design Bauingenieure Lackner | Ecker ZT, Villach (AT)

glulam 310 m³

Design and planning activities had to be based on site measurements, which were taken once the non-useable elements had been demolished.

The basic structure was provided by a perfectly well-dimensioned timber skeleton, stiffened by a k-truss.

The structure is complemented by CLT / X-lam ceiling and wall elements. Thanks to the high prefabrication degree of all timber elements in the Ober Grafendorf factory, assembly period was very short. All project works, including demolition, site measurements, design, production and assembly were executed in just one month.

Using the building stock with ceilings of up to 16 m, facing stringent fire

protection requirements in accordance with R60 and working with a tight budget combined with the desire to have very short construction period were perfect for timber

DI Markus Lackner at Lackner | Egger ZT