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Camping Luca Vuerich / Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto

  • 01:00 - 1 February, 2014
Camping Luca Vuerich / Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto
Camping Luca Vuerich / Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto, © Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

© Flavio Pesamosca © Flavio Pesamosca © Flavio Pesamosca © Flavio Pesamosca +23

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From the architect. Manufactured and built by Diemmelegno - Friulian company that manufactures and constructs with wooden structure panels x-lam.

© Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

The structure, with 9 beds, is located at an altitude of 2531 meters in the Julian Alps, on the crest of the Foronon Buinz Mountain, in the group of Montasio, along the Ceria-Merlone trail. It wants to be a niche and shelter for mountaineers and hikers, for mountain’s lovers, built in this place to remember Luca Vuerich: mountain guide, climber well know in the international scene, who died in January 2010 at age 34 because an avalanche while climbing an iced waterfall in the mountains, near Tarvisio.

© Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

The camping, built and commissioned by the family of Luca Vuerich along with the Mountain Rescue of Cave Predil, not only remembers the form of a chapel, but is designed to support heavy snow loads that can be stored during the winter. Three façades are completely submerged in the snow, and the access is done in the south side, thanks to the sun.

© Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

The property with an area of ​​16 square meters is made of wood, and elevated from the rocks over 6 concrete columns. Designed and built x-lam panels.

© Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

The elements have been manufactured and cut with a CNC machine, transported to the site by helicopter in several trips, according to the technical drawings.

© Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

After designed and produced, the structure made up of 30 panels x-lam, 3 trusses and main base in larch wood, began the organization phase to allow the transportation portion of the walls and several pieces (all numbered and ready for assembly) as well the coordination of the work force: workers and technicians of Diemmelegno, mountain rescue volunteers and friends of Luca, a total of 12 men, ready to build this camp. 

© Flavio Pesamosca
© Flavio Pesamosca

The material, once arrived on the plateau of Montasio was transported by helicopter, all in single day. After a night spent in the camp, the next day they were made the works of finishing and coating. Since the inauguration, it became a destination for mountain lovers, both during the harsh winter and summer, as a safe place in mountain, immersed in the silence of nature.


Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Camping Luca Vuerich / Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto" 01 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/472636/camping-luca-vuerich-giovanni-pesamosca-architetto/>
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5 Comments

JWillis · November 27, 2014

Why not glass panels to the back? Shaking my head...

George Lamas · November 26, 2014

I wish I had something like that inThe Andes, Chile, my former country years ago.I would loved to go a place like that at 4,000 meter above the sea level, where the snow never melt, not even in summer. Something I miss and remember dearly, tents was fine and the early walking to the summit and back down the same day, and being welcome to a cup of coffee and a sandwich....Unforgettable, even now those years are gone because Florida don't have mountains. And If you love Mountains don't become Marine Biologist and never grow old too.

Mike Sutherland · February 09, 2014

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Andrei P. · February 04, 2014

I find it an unnecessary visual pollution of the landscape. Apart from that, why would someone make a shelter on a mountain top, where it's most exposed to the wind?

George Lamas · November 26, 2014 11:01 AM

My friend that it's not pollution, that is clouds that came low and close to the site. Remember there is very little pollution in the mountains because the winds are strong and the weather change fast too.

lumberjack · February 03, 2014

First thing that comes to mind, is who allowed to erect it in such a place? It is asking for trouble.

I think there is not enough of grip to foundation concrete posts, given the open space below structure. I am guessing 150kmh winds are not uncommon in this very spot.

Tin roof will fly off once it starts.

Door hinges are way too weak for possible winds. Perhaps there should be a vestibule.

Eve is too small to protect snow accumulation. Door will get jammed with snow.

Three sets of independent rafters defies logic.

Overall, I want to see if this is still standing 10 years from now, and if there were any injuries due to aforementioned flaws.

George Lamas · November 26, 2014 11:10 AM

I don't think it's big problem to have that structure there for long time, most of the time this refuge its cover with snow and that protect and hold it on place, the footings (6) are big and too many for that design, so the concrete will keep it on place even the wind its too strong, also the walls are maded with treated wood that resist drastic changes. for the most part it was design by an architect who love mountains, I trust his judgement and experience in housing design. Because I am an Architect too and I can see quality in houses design. the only problem its vandalism or earthquakes in general the house will be there for long time.

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