The Climbing Centre in Bruneck is probably the first climbing centre in the world to be designed specifically as a school sport facility. The centre is big enough to be used by several groups at the same time. The design envisages an uninterrupted spatial sequence whose different sections vary in terms of height and breadth, arranged around the courtyard and the outdoor climbing area, which they define as premium exterior spaces. While the outside façade of the building forms a solid wall, the internal divides and the façade towards the courtyard are all made of glass.
▼户外攀岩区，the outdoor climbing space
▼从这里可以看到远处起伏的山峦，view of distant mountains from the platform
From the courtyard, visitors enter the climbing centre via the lobby situated prominently between the lead climbing area and the training area, from which it is separated by internal glass divides. The lobby houses the cash desk, refreshments counter, rental desk, and an office space. On its one side, a staircase provides a link to the other levels, while on the other a gallery forming part of the refreshment area offers fascinating views onto the training areas equipped with LED ceilings designed by the architects.
▼入口大厅，the entrance lobby
▼室内攀岩区，indoor climbing area
Although the design is highly distinctive, clear topographic references mean that the building integrates well with the surrounding landscape. A limited palette of details and materials was used: the solid shell of the building is made of bush-hammered seamless poured-in-place concrete made with a natural aggregate of local limestone. The roof is interpreted as a fifth façade.
▼建筑融合于周围的地形之中，the building merges with the surrounding landscape
▼夜晚的庭院被建筑内部的灯光照亮，the courtyard is illuminated by the interior lighting
▼地下层平面图，underground floor plan
▼地面层平面图，ground floor plan