This Slovenian Shelter Can Handle Extreme Winter Conditions

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 14, 2016
References: anzecokl & newatlas
The Bivak II na Jezerih, translated to Bivouac II on the Lakes, is an innovative new alpine shelter that is situated high up in the Julian Alps of Slovenia and is decided to be able to handle some truly extreme mountain conditions. Situated over 2,000 meters above sea level, this particular alpine shelter is fitted with an extraordinarily tough and durable aluminum shell that allows the structure to remain unaffected by aggressive wind, heavy snow and biting cold.

What makes this alpine shelter even more innovative is the fact that it's designed so as to minimize the need for maintenance, owing to its location. For that reason, it features steel and concrete reinforcements in addition to its aluminum layer.

What's more, the shelter makes use of solar power, making it a great example of rugged but eco-friendly mountain architecture.