What was once a simple, Spartan hut in wood and metal sheeting, designed to shelter passing climbers, has today become a cutting edge structure. New forms of architecture high in the mountains seek a strong relationship with the landscape, deliberately contrasting with the environment, to the extent that the new refuges look like submarines, spaceships or the fuselage of airplanes. The film follows the planning of an alpine station that was to become the highest Eco-Hotel in the world, but also a ‘viewing machine’ capable of shaping the gaze of its guests.
Production year: 2015
Format: Sony CineAlta
Place: Monte Elbrus, 3912 m a.s.lm Catena del Caucaso, Russia.
(2015) 63° Trento Film Festival
(2015) Cervino Cine Mountain Film Festival
(2016) AFFR Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam
(2016)CPH-DOX Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival
(2016) Science Film Festival, New York.
(2016) EIDF, Korea Educational Boradcasting System film festival