Stettiner Hütte


Rifugio Petrarca

At this exposed location, the design develops from the confrontation with the avalanche protection requirements and a modern, efficient chalet structure. The area of the side wall grows sculpturally in its stone structure out of the mountainside and forms the physical avalanche protection. The folded roof transfers the movement of the mountain into the chalet and gives it an unmistakeable, concise identity. In the front part, the roof area leads seamlessly into the wooden construction. Both elements encircle the chalet corpus made of prefabricated wooden elements.

The building volume of the chalet on the valley side extends along the existing plinth of the former hut and can be clearly seen from a distance by approaching climbers despite the shape. Three large panorama windows on the ground floor offer a view down into the valley and across to the surrounding mountains.

  • Location: Moos in Passeier/Südtirol
  • Competition: 2015 (Anerkennung)
  • Awarded by: Autonome Provinz Bozen
  • Project team: Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak, Lisa Yamaguchi, with Marcel Meili, Markus Peter
Photo of the previous hut after the avalanche
Aerial photo surroundings
Black Plan
Site plan
Visualization interior
Exploded drawing of the uses
Axonometry of sleeping gallery
Ground Floor Plan
Ground plan upper floor
Floor plan sleeping gallery
Model Photo
Model Photo
Model Photo
Longitudinal section
Cross Section
Design sketch
Design sketch
View West