Monte Rosa Hut


The new hut  had to be as autonomous as possible and independent from the external environment. These requirements had a direct impact on the planning . The photovoltaic panels are integrated in the facade of the building adding a double function to the building's envelope and introducing an interesting dialog with shimmering aluminium claddings. The building looks like a glazed crystal at 2,883 meters above sea level, and it is almost completely self-sufficient.

monterosa 1Source: ETH Studio, M. Ambrosetti

Project Monte Rosa Hut monterosa 3
Location Zermatt (CH)
Latitude 45° 56'
Completion year
Architect ETH Studio
Type Mountain hut
Category New
Surroundings Mountain
Technology Monocrystalline
Installed power
16 kWp 
Orientation South
PV module
3S (custom made)
Dimensions 110 m2