Innsbruck, Austria – The Path of Perspectives introduces 10 structures to highlight the unique features of an alpine trail.
Snaking along the Northern Limestone Alps, Snøhetta’s architectural interventions are designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. By allowing visitors to experience the alpine mountains from different perspectives, the structures encourage people to spread equally throughout the area, rather than gathering at a single viewing point.
The 10 elements, each shaped from Corten steel, are inscribed with quotes from Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. ‘The words invite visitors to take a moment and reflect, both inwardly and out over the landscape, giving a dual meaning to the path of perspectives,’ reads the studio’s press release.
As travel becomes cheaper and tourist numbers grow, Snohetta is offering a solution to the overtourism epidemic by discouraging crowding.