Monte Rosa Hut

Zermatt

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

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt

Zermatt

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Blick auf das Matterhorn vom Balkon des Hotel Ambiance

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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