The conceptual 'Lifeline Base Camp' has been designed as a fixed structure for the Mount Everest area to help mountaineers seek refuge when experiencing inclement weather or an emergency.
Winner of the 24h Competition 'Everest' Edition, the structure has a triangular aesthetic that is modular for quick assembly by helicopter transportation. The sloped roof enables snow to melt off the structure as easily as possible after a storm, while the interior section offers climbers a place to rest and recover before heading on up or down the mountain.
The conceptual 'Lifeline Base Camp' has been designed by Jiaqi Wang, Wanzhu Jiang, Pinwen Zhang, and Qiuyu Li, and aims to impact the surrounding environment as little as possible while still offering much-needed support for climbers.
The 'Lifeline Base Camp' is for Mount Everest
1. Mountaineer Emergency Structures - Modular emergency shelters designed to provide refuge and protection to mountaineers in inclement weather and emergency situations.
2. Eco-friendly Refuge Solutions - Innovative and sustainable structures that aim to reduce the negative impact on the environment while still providing support to mountaineers.
3. Transportable Emergency Bases - Versatile and transportable emergency structures that can be quickly assembled and disassembled for use in various extreme outdoor environments.
1. Outdoor Gear and Equipment - The industry of outdoor gear and equipment could benefit from providing innovative solutions to support safe and sustainable mountaineering and climbing practices.
2. Architecture and Construction - Opportunities for disruption exist in designing and constructing emergency shelters and structures that are sustainable, modular, and quickly assembled and disassembled for use in extreme outdoor environments.
3. Aviation and Helicopter Transport - The aviation and helicopter transport industry could benefit from developing innovative means of transporting and assembling emergency structures and shelters in remote and challenging locations.