Complete refurbishment in one summer
Merkur ice stadium, Graz
The ice rink in Graz, built 1961 – 1966, also affectionately called “Bunker“, was completely rebuilt within 6 months from mid-March 2016. The challenge for the architecture firm MA-Quadrat was to preserve the original character and the listed roof and to carry out a homogeneous extension and renovations.
The ice stadium was completely gutted, the stand removed and converted into a 360°-stand. The entrance areas were given a new look and a new, exclusive VIP area was created. It is kept in black and white and determines the architectural highlight in the new ice stadium. In order to integrate the safety lighting even better into the overall appearance, the STRING luminaire series from din-Sicherheitstechnik was partly custom-made with a black frame – so that the illuminated panel is reduced to the luminous pictogram. With the dimming function the luminaires can be controlled individually and day-dependently, so that they only attract attention in emergencies.