When most people think about waking up to a beautiful sight of nature in a mountain cabin, they don’t actually expect to be on top of those mountains, but they just haven’t been to Camping Luca Vuerich – a project by Italian architect Giovanni Pesamosca.
Perched on top of the Julian Alps on an altitude of 8,300 feet, this cabin has views the views that can make every nature lover wild and yet there’s more to this camp than just its location.
It has a meaning, it has purpose, it sends a message.
The Camping Luca Vuerich is a shelter designed to accommodate mountain climbers and hikers. It was constructed in memory of Luca Vuerich, a climber who lost his life in January 2010 to an avalanche near Tarvisio.
The 172 square foot cabin is made of wood and it is elevated from the rocky mountain top over 6 columns made of concrete. It is strategically placed along a summit trail to provide refuge to hikers, climbers and other visitors with its 9 beds.
In order to build it, the panels, beams and the rest of the materials had to be airlifted by a helicopter and assembled on site due to its extreme location. The assembly only took one day!
The structure, with 9 beds, is located at an altitude of 2531 meters in the Julian Alps, on the crest of the Foronon Buinz group of Montasio along the trail equipped Ceria-Merlone, which starts from fork Lavinal Bear for a breathtaking route altitude the giant stone. She wants to be a niche and shelter for mountaineers and hikers, for lovers of the mountain; built this place to remember Luke Vuerich: mountain guide, climber considered a peak in the international scene, who died in January 2010 at age 34 because an avalanche and climbed a waterfall of ice in the mountains near his Tarvisio.
The camp, built and commissioned by the family of Luke Vuerich along with the Mountain Rescue sect. Cave Predil (Ud), not only remembers to form a chapel, but it is designed to support heavy snow loads that can be stored during the winter in fact it is almost completely submerged in the three sides are less exposed to the sun , while it reveals a south-facing access through the work day of the sun.
The property with an area of 16 square meters is made of wood, and is raised from the rocks making 6 rest on concrete piers. Designed and built with the building system panel x-lam, with local spruce.
The elements that compose it have been manufactured and cut to size machine with CNC ground, transported to the site by helicopter and assembled several trips on the spot according to the technical drawings.
After completion of the design and production of the structure – made up of 30 panels x-lam, 3 trusses and main base in larch wood – began the organization phase to allow the transportation portion of the walls and several pieces (all numbered and ready for assembly) as well as coordinate the work force: workers and technicians Diemmelegno, mountain rescue volunteers and friends of Luke, a total of 12 men all ready to “lend a hand” to build this camp. The material, once arrived on the plateau of Montasio was transported by helicopter to share with 18 journeys, waiting for him, on the top, those who work in difficult conditions and with little space they first dropped the packs from the aircraft suspended in flight and then mounted the property in total safety, all within a single day. After a night spent in the bivouac, the next day they were made the works of finishing and coating. From the day of the inauguration has become a destination for mountain lovers both during the harsh winter and summer, as a safe place and protection with a breathtaking mountain goats among rocks and immersed in the silence of nature, as it is essential.
Camping Luca Vuerich Floor Plans