voestalpine skygate is the new landmark for Schladming and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013 in Schladming. 130 tons of steel went into the construction of the 35 meter high arch. „As an international company with Austrian roots, it is a special honor to cooperate in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013, a major event. This architecturally exceptional symbol will be a landmark for Schladming – before, during and long after the World Championships, a symbol that impressively demonstrates the strength and beauty of steel,“ commented Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of voestalpine AG
The structure is an arch that the athletes have to pass under before they cross over the finish line. No less than 130 tons of steel were used to produce the 35 meter high arch. 890 meters of steel pipes support the construction, allowing the 35 meter arch, which is anchored on only one side of the slope, to arch out over the races’ final slope. The dimensions of the structure are impressive. Even an Airbus A340 could pass under the new landmark.