Located in the Swiss Alps, the Monte Rosa-Hut was designed with sustainability in mind. Its surface filled with photovoltaic panels and a spiral-shaped glass band to collect energy from the sun.
In splendid isolation, on the edge of a glacier in pristine wilderness, the hut will be able to host 125 guests in the restaurant and hotel with very little environmental impact. The four floors will be realised in a wooden pre-fabricated structure. The realisation of bio-gas generation for human waste recycling is also being considered.
Those are computer generated images! This project is not completeâ€“it just broke ground and wonâ€™t be finished until at least the end of 2009.