savioz fabrizzi architectes
moiry hut, grimentz, competition
swiss alpin club, section montreux
mountain hut with 106 bedss, refectory with 120 places, professional kitchen, techniques, terrace with 100 places
competition decembrer 2005
volume sia 116 :
françois meyer architecture, sion
in a high alpine setting at an altitude of 2825 metres, the moiry mountain hut was built in 1924 and extended in 1970. it has a strong presence conveyed by the use of natural stone, a material that surrounds the premises, and integrates sensitively into its natural environment. the extension also makes reference to minerals, resembling a piece of quartz set into the bedrock. in such a hostile but beautiful environment, the objective is to construct a building that is economical, compact and robust. the new, reflective façades change in response to the colours around them.