Die Olympiahalle Innsbruck


The ‘glass ice palace’

State-of-the-art technology and crystal-clear transparency – in the glass ice palace, complete with breathtaking, unobstructed views of Innsbruck’s Nordkette mountain range, professional ice hockey and tennis players, handballers and ice dancers demonstrate their sporting prowess. From power play to pirouettes on the ice, they guarantee fully packed seats and a second-to-none ambience. Cheering, rooting and firing up the atmosphere is the name of the game in the TIWAG Arena.

The architectural concept behind the TIWAG Arena is the work of the Frankfurt-based architectural practice Rang & Volz. The team’s proposal was selected as the winner of an internationally advertised design competition – and for many good reasons too. Numerous environmentally sustainable measures, including heat recovery and use of rain water for the ice, underline the visionary and ecological character of the project.