This Massive Concrete Structure is Partially Embedded in a Mountainside

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 31, 2015
References: mmmcorones & fastcodesign
Renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner recently enlisted the help of Zaha Hadid to build a concrete museum that is embedded in a mountainside. The mountain climber is well know for scaling Mt. Everest without the use of an oxygen tank and his work educating the public about mountain culture. His latest project includes a concrete museum that is actually submerged in the summit of Mount Kronplatz.

The 'MMM Corones' is located 7,000 feet above sea level and juts out sharply from the side of the mountain. The building itself is made from glass-reinforced fiber concrete, which mimics the color and texture of the mountain. While the museum is partially embedded in the mountain, it features a series of elevated concrete canopies that offer guests stunning views of the surrounding peaks. The idea is that visitors can experience the inner workings of the mountain, as well as the spectacular panoramic views.

While the idea of a museum embedded in a mountainside may sound terrifying to some, the building offers guests a unique experience to experience mountain culture.