International Examples of Sustainable Construction

PROJECT SUMMARY

Autonomous alpine shelter, Monte Rosa hut

Beside the Monte Rosa glacier in the Swiss Alps, the Autonomous alpine shelter, Monte Rosa hut has been built by a partnership led by ETH Zurich.

In splendid isolation, the building operates under extreme climatic conditions, is fully self-sufficient, and demonstrates that sustainable construction is possible anywhere.

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A shining tribute to solar energy
 
“A glittering crystal and a convincing demonstration of state of the art technology” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Bronze to an alpine shelter in Switzerland
 
Project Entry 2008 for Europe
Project Details
Location
Zermatt, Switzerland Zermatt, Switzerland
Prizes
Holcim Awards
Bronze 2008
Europe
Authors
Andrea  Deplazes
MAIN AUTHOR
Andrea Deplazes
Studio Monte Rosa, DARCH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Marcel  Baumgartner
FURTHER AUTHORS
Marcel Baumgartner
Studio Monte Rosa, DARCH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
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