Murturm - Impression #1

Murturm

Mureck

Current information

Closed during the winter months, depending on the weather.

It is a paradisiacal spot of nature that opens up in the eye of the visitor on the 28 meter high Murturm in the Murauen.

In the selected area, the river area of the Mur was renaturalized in sections. Close to the center of the Mur renaturation, the near-natural water engineering measure as well as the ecosystem of the alluvial forest can be experienced. The basic idea of the Murturm follows with its development and construction principle of a double helix, with which the idea of a continuous way is carried structurally into the height. The ascent of the visitor becomes a scenic experience, because the way spiraling upwards leads through the so-called "forest floors" - the ecological altitudinal layers of the alluvial forest - and thus makes the ecological order and microclimates in the alluvial forest tangible. After 168 steps, at a height of 27 m, you finally reach a viewing platform that has been kept deliberately small and from which an atmospheric panoramic view opens up. From up there, another flight of stairs leads downwards, so that ascending and descending visitors move along two different staircases in the space. Here there is a surprising reference to the historic double spiral staircase in Graz Castle: this staircase, built around 1500, creates a unique sense of space, from which the architects of the Murturm were inspired. This "bolting together" of space and experienced path is the basis of the idea of the spiral path of the Murturm. The supporting structure of the Murturm is a "hybrid structure", because here the spatially flexurally rigid node connections in combination with stranding and compression bars form the load-bearing system. The main structure is formed by bearing tubes and support tubes and ensures stability, while the stranding limits the vibration behavior and the horizontal head deflection. An important concern of the structural design was to support the uniqueness of the architectural concept of the double spiral of ascending and descending in opposite directions with the geometric crossing points. Thus, architectural design is combined with structural system. The cross-sections of the tubes of the supporting structure decrease - in the equivalent of a tree - towards the top of the tower. The seemingly free geometry of the supporting elements in the perspective perception is, however, an optical illusion - after all, the supporting structure is based on a spatially clear symmetrical arrangement of the elements in the development of the supporting structure. Here, the uniform grid is revealed, with all nodes in the same geometry to each other.




Contact

Stadtgemeinde Mureck
Griesweg 1
8482 Gosdorf
8480 Mureck

What the weather will be like

Mureck (237m)

Morning
sunny
13°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
sunny
23°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
very sunny
20°C
5%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
Morning
very sunny
15°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
very sunny
24°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
sunny
21°C
5%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
20.05.2024
sunny
12°C 25°C
21.05.2024
rainy
15°C 22°C
22.05.2024
sunny
13°C 23°C