FAT International's Mankei on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road finally opened on May 26th.
The snow finally melts away at the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, allowing for our construction team to get back to work. The Pavilion is nearly completed.
The extreme conditions on site prevent construction during the winter months. So Mankei hybernates for now, waiting for spring to bring the last leg of construction, so that it may see the light of day in the summer of 2023.
Grossglocknerstrasse is the most famous road in Austria. And along one of its 48 kilometers, at 2,300 over sea level, sits Mankei.
Borrowing its name from the endearing Alpine marmots that roam the Grossglockner, this rustic chalet aims to become the ultimate pitstop for racing aficionados and hikers by means of a thorough renovation.
Set right next to the original chalet, an elevated glass pavilion with wooden screens provides an alternative setting to enjoy the landscape. The screen’s pattern is inspired by the great number of migrating birds that fly over Grossglockner mountain.