Sitting atop the massive Valaisan Alps in Switzerland stands an impressive 116 bed ski hut, named the Tracuit Mountain Hut, owned by the Swiss Alpine Club and created by Savioz Fabrizzi Architects. The hut is made entirely of wood, except for the glistening stainless steel skin that protects the hut’s wooden skeleton from the elements. The interior remains simple wood surfaces with simple wood bunk beds, wood desks, and wood eating tables. The hut is not intended to be fancy, but to provide an austere living space for skiers to use in this remote range of the alps.
The Tracuit Mountain Hut was built in modules far below the final construction site. The pieces were airlifted to the mountain location by helicopter allowing for rapid assembly in this rugged location that does not offer access for trucks or other traditional vehicles.