Olympic Ski Jump, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Project Description

Ski jump run up structure built as a three-dimensional steel-truss construction with continuously curved girders made out of double T-Sections. The hillside compression support has a shallow foundation. A tension support consisting of lamella-springs made of high-strength fine-grained structural steel is situated on the downhill side. The tension support is back-anchored by soil-anchors. 
The landing structure is built as a steel composite construction and the building for the Jumping Judges is made out of timber.


Commune of Garmisch-Partenkirchen


Working Partnership Mayr | Ludescher | Partner - terrain - Sieber + Renn
(lead-managed by Mayr | Ludescher | Partner)

Scope of Work

Building planning and structural design HOAI § 55 und §64 LP 1 – 8,

Building supervision §57


2006 - 2007


1.Prize design competition 2006
Civil engineering prize Ernst & Sohn 2008: Acknowledgement
Balthasar-Neumann-Prize 2008: short list
IOC/IAKS Award 2009: gold medal
“365 places in the land of ideas” 2010: Acknowledgement
BDA Prize Bayern 2010: category special buildings

Links and additional information (in German)

» Presentation of the design competition (PDF-Format)
» The ski jump in numbers
» Press-photos of the building erection – in chronological order (zip-file, 19.2 MB)
» Webcam of the ski jump
» Videoclip award ceremony „365 places in the land of ideas“