Mountaintop Tent: Airlifted Alpine Retreat Created at 8,000 Feet
Article by Urbanist, filed under Travel & Locations in the Worldwide group.
Developed as a tribute to a mountain guide killed in an tragic avalanche, this tent-shaped shelter of wood and steel was helicoptered in pieces and assembled at an elevation of 2531 meters in Italy.
Commissioned by the household of the fallen and created by Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto (pictures by Flavio Pesamosca), the building was made to honor Luca Vuerich, who perished in an avalanche while climbing a frozen waterfall.
Thanks to the efforts of family, close friends, colleagues and mountain rescue volunteers (twelve men and women in total), the shell was constructed on website in a single day from pre-marked elements deposited by helicopter.
The triangular structure is shaped to shed snow but created capable of becoming covered entirely as properly, with accessibility on its south side where the sun melts accumulation the fastest.
The wooden truss-reinforced frame is created to stand up to large wind loads as nicely due to its exposed area, and set up on a series of concrete footings.
The interior sports 9 beds for hikers and mountain climbers, which may well appear spartan to the outside observer but are strikingly luxurious when you take into account their remote place.
Open to any individual who can get there, the creating is located in the Julian Alps, on the crest of the Foronon Buinz Mountain along the Ceria-Merlone trail.