Alpine Shelter

Shelter in the Slovenian Alps
Skuta, Slovenia

Within the framework of an architecture seminar at Harvard University, different designs for the construction of a safe, long-lasting, and architecturally appealing bivouac in the high alpine terrain emerged. In cooperation with OFIS architects and AKT II Rieder, supported the students in the design and realisation of the shelter at 2,118 meters above sea level in the Slovenian Alps.

Product öko skin
Colour silvergrey
Fixation Rivets
Architect Harvard GSD, Ofis, AKT II
Year 2015
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The envelope of the exposed shelter was created with öko skin glass fibre concrete. The comparatively low weight of the only 13 mm thin plates, a high degree of pre-fabrication, and quick assembly were important for the erection on the mountain by means of helicopters. Moreover, the silver-grey colouring and the natural surface feel of the facade harmonise with the sparse mountain landscape. Photos: Ofis

The Rieder Group operates internationally and offers customers a large network. With 4 locations, as well as sales partners in over 50 countries, the innovative concrete products are used worldwide.

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