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  7. Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten

  • 03:00 - 30 December, 2016
Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten
Monte Rosa Hut / Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gorner Glacier, 3920, Switzerland
  • Architects in Charge

    Valentin Bearth, Andrea Deplazes, Daniel Ladner
  • Area

    255.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
      • 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
      • More Specs Less Specs
      © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
      © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

      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. 

      © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
      © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
      Ground Floor
      Ground Floor
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      © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
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      Section
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      © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

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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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