The swiss federal institute of technology zurich eth zurich and the swiss alpine club sac are intending to set a new milestone in alpine building with the new monte rosa hut. The mountain hut is one of many projects initiated to mark the 150th anniversary of the eth zurich.
It serves as a refuge for hikers and climbers.
New monte rosa hut. This hut is owned by the swiss alpine authority and was designed by professors and students of architecture and eco design from lucerne university and eth zurich swiss federal institute of technology. It is an ambitious building project for a forward looking sac hut on. The new monte rosa hut.
The project was to replace the original 1895 monte rosa hut which had been renovated and expanded many times. 40 rock anchors central shear hub and ten individual foundations of concrete steel construction. This innovative building emerged from a collaborative effort between the swiss federal institute of technology eth in zurich the swiss alpine club sac and many experts and specialist manufacturers.
The new monte rosa hut has a big dining room 3 8 bed dorms with total capacity for 120 people as well as all the needed additional serving rooms. The new alpine hut on monte rosa at an altitude of 2883 meters 9458 feet near zermatt was opened in september 2009. The striking ultra modern building is virtually self sufficient in energy.
The new monte rosa hut is one of over a dozen mountain huts in the monte rosa region. Apart from the sac and eth zurich a number of patrons and sponsors also pitched in without whose support the ambitious project would never have been possible. New monte rosa hut sac self sufficient building in the high alps hardcover.
Finished at the end of 2009 the building is the result of joint work between swiss alpine club sac monte rosa section of sac and master students from eth zurich s department of architecture supervised by professor andrea deplazes. Monte rosa hut swiss alpine club the monte rosa hut 2 883 m at the foot of the monte rosa massif has been a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers since 2009. The new monte rosa hut cost about 6 5 million swiss francs.
It is also the result of pioneering technologies in design calculation. Materials and construction technique foundation. The new alpine hut on monte rosa at an altitude of 2883 meters 9458.