Monte Rosa Hut

Zermatt

"150 Jahre SAC – Hütten im Alpenglühn" by Gerry Hofstetter

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Zermatt: Gornergrat

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Ried: Zermatt, Fluhalp

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Zermatt: Gornergletscher

Stafel: Matterhorn

Stafel: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Edelweiss

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Kirche

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Brücke zum Steg

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Zermatt: Weisshorn

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Blatten: Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Zermatt: Kirchenplatz

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Air Zermatt - Heliport

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Ried: Zermatt, Findeln

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Stafel: Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt: Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt › Süd-West: Matterhorn

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Air

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Rothorn paradise

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt: Oberhäusern

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt: Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Ried: Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Zermatt, Kirchbrücke

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Gornergrat - Matterhorn

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt: Wollipark Sunnegga

Ried: Zermatt

Ried: Zermatt

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

Zermatt: Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

This innovative building is reminiscent of a mountain crystal, thanks to its special shape and silvery aluminum shell. But not only is the form innovative – completely novel paths were taken in technical building services and energy management, too.

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Thanks to a photovoltaic system that has been built into the southern façade and thanks to thermal solar collectors, the hut is self-sufficient for over 90 percent of its energy needs. Meltwater is collected and stored in a rock cavern. Furthermore, a micro filtering system bacteriologically cleans the wastewater and the gray-water is re-used for flushing the toilets. The interplay of the individual components as well as an elaborate and cleverly devised energy system are necessary so that the hut can achieve such a high level of energy independence. Software developed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) controls the technology of the building.

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