Monte Rosa Hut

Zermatt

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

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

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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