Dramatic mountain shelter reconnects man with nature

The New Bivouac Fanton, designed by the Demogo architecture studio, is located at an altitude of over 2,600 metres, poised on the rocky slopes of the Marmarole.

Located in north-eastern Italy, close to the Austrian border, the Marmarole are rugged and wild mountains. Hardly accessible. They are one of the least anthropised areas of the Dolomites, allowing hikers to immerse themselves in natural environments of rare beauty and integrity.

The Fanton bivouac, designed by the Demogo architectural firm, creates a unique connection between man and the environment, making the natural context habitable. On the one hand it protects hikers from wind, snow and cold, and on the other it is designed as a telescope, a device for framing the landscape and observing it.

Situated at an altitude of more than 2,600 metres, the hut is a piece of architecture characterised by a strongly sloping profile, which adapts to the orography of the Marmarole, giving a feeling of precariousness from the outside. This form also characterises the interior spaces of the hut, which has a stepped section. If from the outside the project seems at the mercy of the weather and the landscape, inside the raw wood creates an austere, warm, comfortable and safe environment.

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