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Neue Monte Rosa Hütte

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Bearth & Deplazes
location Zermatt
function hotel, landmark, restaurant, tourism
contributed by Roderick

2,883m above sea level, inaccessible by car or ski lift and a three-hour hike from the base of the mountain, the Neue Monte Rosa-Hütte is a destination for only the most dedicated architecture fans. The lodge and restaurant for Swiss hikers, on the icy slopes of the Monte Rosa mountain in the Swiss Alps, was a collaborative project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ETH university of science and technology in Zurich. The university worked with Swiss practice Bearth and Deplazes and the Swiss Alpine Club, a mountaineering club looking for a contemporary replacement for its existing 19th-century hut. "The idea was to build a sustainable building as an exemplar building project," says project architect Marcel Baumgartner. "The conditions were so extreme up there, with no electricity, no water supply, no roads, no streets. It had to be self-sufficient and provide energy on site. In a way it was the perfect test for the university."


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Neue Monte Rosa Hütte
Gornergrat 1
Project is public!
How to get there? 5h hike from Zermatt across the Gornergletscher, or take a helicopter!
Completion 9- 2009
Floor area/size 698 m2
ArchitectBearth & Deplazes
developerarchitektur + bauprozess
project managerarchitektur + bauprozess
associate architectArchitektur& Design GmbH
contractorArchitektur& Design GmbH
project managerArchitektur& Design GmbH
associate architectETH Zürich
contractorETH Zürich
project managerETH Zürich
structural engineerETH Zürich
sustainability consultantETH Zürich
technical engineerETH Zürich
services engineerLauber IWISA AG
structural engineerLauber IWISA AG
sustainability consultantLauber IWISA AG
general consultantMatterhorn Engineering AG
structural engineerMatterhorn Engineering AG
general consultantWGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
structural engineerWGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
Client ETH Zurich
Project ID 6188
Latitude/Longitude 45°57'12N 07°48'48E
Contributed by Roderick
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