Monte Rosa Hut

Zermatt

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

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Sunnegga (Hohtälli)

Zermatt, Ried

Zermatt, Ried

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Air Zermatt - Zermatt

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Matterhorn)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt - Matterhorn glacier paradise (Gobba di Rollin)

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Riffelberg)

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Findeln

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Rothorn paradise

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Trockener Steg 2

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Schwarzsee

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Bahnhofplatz

Zermatt, Kirche

Zermatt, Kirche

Air Zermatt

Air Zermatt

Gornergletscher

Gornergletscher

Air Zermatt 2

Air Zermatt 2

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn (Sunnegga)

Weisshorn

Weisshorn

Klein Matterhorn

Klein Matterhorn

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt Gornergrat, Matterhorn

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Trockener Steg (Furggsattel)

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Oberhäusern

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Kirchenplatz

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Matterhorn Zoom (Sunnegga)

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Zermatt, Parkhotel Beau-Site

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Gornergrat - Gornergrat

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Sunnegga Riffelberg

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Wollipark Sunnegga

Zermatt, Aroleid

Zermatt, Aroleid

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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