Foreword

Rising from the basic human need for shelter in an unforgiving climate, the Himalayan Mountain Hut carries the potential to house mountaineering expeditions throughout the trails of Nepal. The quality of submissions for the competition was quite high, and the judges were presented with a wide variety of solutions, ranging from simple tent communes to vast multi-level hospitality structures.

Each entry was evaluated on a number of criteria, including but not limited to: strength and clarity of concept, originality, quality of presentation, appropriateness to context, and most importantly, its constructability and efficiency at a remote site with an extreme climate. Although a Himalayan Mountain Hut is primarily for shelter during long treks, the judges placed additional focus on the hut's ability to serve the culture and community of mountaineering. Successful proposals were not only buildable, affordable, efficient with systems, and efficient with transport, but they also incorporated comfortable sleeping arrangements and a potential gathering space to replace and/or supplement the traditional camp fire, around which stories are shared and bonds are made. While isolated in extreme climates, one's humanity becomes an important component in surviving nature's perils, and successful entries embraced the idea of gathering for weary trekkers.

Additionally, the careful study employed for these mountain huts is now more relevant than ever given the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal (for more information about how you can help visit Global Giving). These proposals are thusly viewed as a series of case studies that could potentially be adopted for the more wide-spread rebuild program of Nepal.

Competition results in media publications

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1st Prize Winner

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Penthouse

Authors Davide Prioli, Dennj Avanzi, Andrea Mancini
Country Italy

2nd Prize Winner

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Shelter Bag

Authors Dorota Szlachcic, Mariusz Szlachcic, Julia Kisielewska, Wojciech Klapcia
Country Poland

3rd Prize Winner

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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Agata Jaszczyk, Jędrzej Pawlaczyk, Mirosław Wojcieszak
Country Poland

Honorable Mentions

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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Kenan Vatrenjak, Asmir Mutevelic, Vedad Islambegovic, Nedim Mutevelic
Country Bosnia
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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Kenan Elsasser, Samuel Vandersluis
Country Canada
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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Silvia Marega, Ilaria Moscarelli
Country Italy
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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Adam Łyko, Weronika Bogal
Country Poland
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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Addison Hughes, Nathan Tanner
Country United States
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Himalayan Mountain Hut

Authors Jeffrey A. Pinheiro, Derek Zero
Country United States