Friday, October 31, 2008

New Monte Rosa Hut awarded

The New Monte Rosa Hut in Zermatt was awarded with the Holcim Awards Bronze 2008 for region Europe. The Holcim Awards is an international competition of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The competition celebrates innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable construction projects from around the globe. An objective of the Holcim Awards is to progressively generate a worldwide community of recognized practitioners of excellence in sustainable construction. The Holcim Awards recognize any contribution to sustainable construction – irrespective of scale – in architecture, landscape and urban design, civil and mechanical engineering and related disciplines.
The new Monte Rosa Hut at 2810 metres above sea level will be a special mountain hut, which has been planned for the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) by the Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich (ETH). The Concept and Design of the building was made by Prof. Andrea Deplazes.