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Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

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  • Project Leaders: Marcel Baumgartner (project head) / Kai Hellat
  • Project Partner: ETH Zürich/Schweizer Alpenclub SAC
  • Project Manager: Marcel Baumgartner
  • Site Manager: Architektur & Design GmbH, Zermatt
  • Civil Manager: WGG hnetzer Puskas Ingenieure, Basel
  • Timber Frame Engineer: Holzbaubüro Reusser, Winterthur / SJB Kempter Fitze AG, Herisau
  • Building Technology: Lauber Iwisa, Naters
  • Digital Fabrication: Professur für Architektur und Digitale Fabrikation, ETH Zürich Timber Engineering Firm: Holzbau AG, Mörel
  • Client: SAC, Sektion Monte Rosa
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Text description provided by the architects. Contemporary version of a medieval donjon: Five-story wood construction made from prefabricated frame elements. The isolated mountain location mandates the greatest possible self-sufficiency.
The ambivalence between a sense of security and being exposed defines the building’s structure: below are the communal areas with surrounding ribbon glazing, above the closed sleeping quarters. The cascading spiral stairway opens panorama views when ascending, follows the course of the sun, captures the solar irradiation, and distributes the warmth of the sun throughout the entire house. 

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Ground Floor
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Section
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Address: Gorner Glacier, 3920, Switzerland

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Cite: "Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten" 30 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/802453/monte-rosa-hut-bearth-and-deplazes-architekten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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