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Lodge for the night: a haven for climbers at the top of the mountain

Shelter for climbers on the peak of Mount Canin.
Shelter for climbers on the peak of Mount Canin.


AT Julian AlpsLocated on the border of Italy and Slovenia onthe peak of Mount Kanin appeared tiny shelter. Now, tired climbers, reached the summit, will be able to stay there for the night in relative comfort.

Architectural design studio OFIS Arhitekti.
Architectural design studio OFIS Arhitekti.


Architectural Studio Ljubljana OFIS Arhitekti (Slovenia) was the author of a small design, mounted on the top of Mount Canin. It is designed for use as a temporary shelter for travelers.

Accommodations at the top of the mountain in the Julian Alps.
Accommodations at the top of the mountain in the Julian Alps.


Parts of the module was delivered by helicopter. Because of the difficult weather conditions, the crew had to start all over again three times.

Shelter for travelers on the mountain top.
Shelter for travelers on the mountain top.


The basis of the built up natural woodand aluminum sheets. Large windows offer spectacular views of the majestic Alps harsh. Sam cottage consists of a tiny hall, living room and space for relaxation. At the same time there can accommodate up to nine climbers.

Kanin Winter Cabin - a place for the night.
Kanin Winter Cabin - a place for the night.

Accommodations at the top of the mountain in the Julian Alps.
Accommodations at the top of the mountain in the Julian Alps.


In the Julian Alps, this refuge - not the only one that can hide the travelers. At an altitude of 2500 meters is another free hut, where climbers can spend the night.

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