Gallery: Solar-Powered Monte Rosa Alpine Hut is 90% Energy Independent

The autonomous alpine shelter, which resides at 2,810 meters above sea level, was designed by the Department of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich (ETH)
 
The autonomous alpine shelter, which resides at 2,810 meters above sea level, was designed by the Department of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich (ETH)

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  2. Holcim Awards December 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    This project was a past winner of the Holcim Awards. If you have a creative sustainable project submit it to the 2011 awards: http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

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  4. Kramer October 27, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    The hut is not complete, as stated in the story, above. Those are computer generated images. This Monte-Rosa-Hut project just broke ground and has a target completion date somewhere near the end of 2009.
    See: http://greenmuze.com/build/design/490-swiss-eco-mountain-hut.html

  5. Steve N. Lee October 10, 2008 at 2:58 am

    This looks wonderful. Particularly the nighttime shot where it’s all lit up. And the daytime shot where it’s surrounded by snowcapped mountains. And… well, I can’t imagine when it doesn’t look cool, really.

    As for sitting in the restaurant or waking up in the morning and gazing out of your window at these views… Wow!

    And it’s green. Excellent. Could it get any better.

    But, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that it seems to have a twin brother in Ningbo, China?

    That’s a green, shiney, sparkly building with excellent green credentials. But more than that, they really are so similar they could have been separated at birth on the architect’s desk.

    Don’t worry, you don’t have to go far to check out this little family group – it’s here on Inhabitat and was posted about just days ago:

    http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/08/chinas-first-zero-emission-building/

    I have to admit, though, I do have a favourite. No guesses for which one.

    Steve N. Lee
    author of eco-blog http://www.lionsledbysheep.com
    and suspense thriller ‘What if…?’

  6. Fair Trade October 9, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    What an incredible piece of architecture – beautiful; and green!

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