Italian architects from LEAPfactory recently built a new energy efficient hotel. It seems that this is nothing special, if not for one "but" ... It is located on the southern glacier of Elbrus, which is considered the highest mountain in Europe. Its height is 5642 meters, and the hotel is located at an altitude of 3912 meters, hence its name - LEAPrus 3912.
The total area of the hotel is 139 square meters. It was assembled in Italy from four modules and then sent to Russia, where it was lifted up the mountain using a helicopter. The hotel has 46 beds, living quarters, a restaurant with kitchenette, toilets, reception and staff accommodation. The hotel has an estimated lifespan of 50 years.
Due to its remote location and the difficulty of delivering supplies, it was quite logical to make it as economical as possible. The LEAPrus 3912 is equipped with an 8.6 kW photovoltaic system, two gas generators, LED lighting and a heating system that has been designed for use in low temperatures.
LEAPrus 3912 was built for the North Caucasus Mountain Club and opened last month.