Design

The Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group

The origins of the Doppelmayr business date back to 1893, but it was not until after the First World War that the first lift as we know them today was built. From small beginnings, Doppelmayr/Garaventa is now known as technology and market leaders in ropeway engineering. The company operates production plants as well as sales and service centers in over 40 countries worldwide. To date, the Group has built more than 15,000 installations for customers in 96 nations.

Innovative transport systems from Doppelmayr/Garaventa continually set new standards. Top comfort and safety define their installations – in summer and winter tourism regions as well as in the urban transit sector.

The detachable gondola lift from Doppelmayr/Garaventa ranks as one of the most successful ropeway systems in the world. Travelling on a detachable gondola lift is safe, comfortable and fast. Modern design, innovative safety components and top-grade structural steelwork ensure a successful combination of aesthetics, utmost safety and optimal added value. The panoramic windows allow a unique, all-round view – and create the sensation of being immersed in nature.

Facts and Figures

  • 15,000 ropeway installations
    on six continents of the world have been supplied by Doppelmayr/Garaventa
  • 40 countries worldwide
    have a subsidiary or agency representing the Group
  • 95 countries around the globe
    have already been export destinations for the Group

With Doppelmayr/Garaventa, customers get top quality in modern design, user-friendly solutions and optimum service. From the initial idea to the completed project and beyond.

ARTAS Architects

ARTAS was founded in Launceston in 1989 and has since expanded with offices in Hobart and Sydney. They work in both the public and private sectors on a diverse range of projects. Under the guidance of Managing Director Scott Curran, ARTAS Architects has worked on the revitalisation of many Launceston landmarks that have enhanced our city, including:

  • Peppers Silo Hotel
  • The Charles Hotel
  • The Old Launceston Seaport
  • QVMAG
  • CH Smith

ARTAS Architects seeks innovation and creativity within their daily business. Their clients’ aspirations drive their architecture. This approach allows ARTAS to deliver intelligent, articulate and meaningful buildings that contribute to the economic and social fabric of the community.

ARTAS’ staff are local and live within the community in which they work. They are adaptive, passionate problem-solvers and change is encouraged as a positive opportunity.

Why is ARTAS Architects involved in the Launceston Skyway project?

“We see the Launceston Skyway as an opportunity to enhance the overall visitor experience within the Gorge significantly. It will allow broader access to the beauty of the area for people of all abilities – access that is not currently available. We see the potential of the economic benefits this project will bring to the Launceston community. It is an innovative and sustainable way to expand on the Gorge’s important role in the future of Launceston. Innovation is how we approach every single project; original thinking that delivers integrated, flexible solutions that enhance our community.”