Mountain Hostel by Atelier 8000

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This proposed project by architects Karel Havliš, Filip Havliš, David Zámečník and Ondřej Novosad of Czech studio; Atelier 8000 implies a giant cube appearing to have landed on its side in a snowy mountain valley.

It will facilitate dining and accommodation for those travelling across Slovakia’s High Tratras peaks.

“In the context of the mountain peaks the sharp edges of the building merge into the outline of the neighbouring rocks when viewed from the distance and thus naturally join the landscape of the site. The glass surfaces of windows and photovoltaic panels along with the light transparency of the metal plating complete the whole picture of the site with a touch of glimmer – just like the glints and reflections which can be observed on the surface of a mountain lake or on thawing ice.” 

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Website: www.atelier8000.cz