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After a detailed survey of the plot and the possibilities for a modular solution, the shelter is designed as consisting of 2 square modules with an external dimension of 2.30m x2.30m and a sloping roof as part of the module. The height of each module is 2.30m / 3.77m. The shaded roof helps to keep snow, maximizes solar gains and contributes to the inclusion of the shelter in the mountain environment.

The two modules are in contact with the terrain by means of metal legs around which is formed a base of gabions of in-built stones and parts of the old shelter bases. Among them, within the plot there are separate seating and resting places.

The shelter provides the opportunity to observe the mountain and visually connect with the paths and the nearby tourist routes. Additional window shutters are provided to close in storms and strong winds, and can also be lifted and provide shading (see Axonometric Diagram 2).

The size of the module is determined by the minimal internal / light / size with the possibility of shaping a sleeping area - placing a bed with a length of 1.90m. The square in the plan module allows for multiple rotation variations of the modules relative to each other, resulting in 14 possible positions for the two modules within the plot. This, in turn, allows optimal configuration of the structure in view of climatic and other situational features. *

* The layouts displayed in the visualizations are exemplary, their exact location and orientation can be determined in the Technical Design phase after detailed study of climatic conditions and renewable energy sources / shading elements, wind rose, etc. /.

2. Materials
It is envisaged that the Shelter will be built from environmentally friendly materials.

The facade panels are made of fiber or metal.

The insulation is made of environmentally friendly and non-combustible stone wool.

The installation of photovoltaic panels is envisaged on the roof panels and the orientation of the modules themselves will take into account the appropriate directions.


3. Interior layout and features
The interior of the Shelter is made of coniferous plywood panels that cover the walls and the ceiling of the interior space. For durability, the floor is covered with grapple sheet.

Two of the walls of each module are furnished with the same coniferous plywood, which is transformed into a bench, bed or shelf to the wall to free space.

In the niches / cabinets under the windows and the floor, the provided equipment is stored.


4. Equipment
The shelter is powered by solar panels and equipped with an inverter and a battery for its storage. An option to charge phones and other small devices as well as Internet access is provided. A sanitary first aid kit, local maps, contact numbers if necessary, other informative materials, possibly blankets and / or sleeping bags stored in niches / cabinets / under the windows and floor are also provided.
A sound and light signal is provided to better detect the shelter at night and under adverse conditions (fog, storm).


5. Energy efficiency
The positioning of the Shelter to the Earth Base eliminates excavation work and does not impair its integrity - The shelter can be easily installed and dismantled without leaving any traces and damage to the environment.

The shelter is heat-insulated with ecologically clean, fire-resistant rock wool 14cm thick and all the thermal bridges are avoided.

Of great importance for the good microclimate in the Shelter is the modularity - the residual moisture in the modular buildings is much smaller than the monolithic construction, which also contributes to the longer life of the facility.

It is envisaged that the shelter will be equipped with solar panels that provide night-time and signal lighting and enable the charging of phones and small electronic devices. The small size and numerous rotation variations of the selected module enable optimal configuration and orientation of the plant in order to maximize energy gains.

The 37 degree roof slope of the Shelter has been selected to maximize solar gains from the panels and allows self-cleaning of rain panels themselves in order to keep them running without maintenance.

Unused solar energy is stored in a battery, accessible via a cover on the floor of the Shelter.

Transverse natural ventilation is provided through appropriate window layout.
For larger configurations, it is also possible to provide a rainwater tank to be used for domestic purposes.
According to the scale and location of the facility it is possible to integrate wind turbines.


6. Adaptability and capabilities of the module

The small gauges of the module, combined with the variation of the layout, make it possible to choose the optimum solution for each case, plot and configuration.

The size and weight of the module allow helicopter transport, a standard shipping container (2 modules per container), truck, trailer, wheel mounting and mobility of the module itself.
Modifications of the facade panels are possible according to the location of the structure and its integration in the environment - for example, a highly reflective surface for objects in the forest environment for the purpose of invisibility of the structure and observation of the animals (see visualization / or use of the wooden lining where the conditions imply).


7. Estimated value
The cost of building the Shelter will be determined with greater accuracy in the Technical Design phase, depending on the approved final materials, transport and energy generation methods. The estimated value is between 180 and 300 Euro / m2.


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The two modules are in contact with the terrain by means of metal legs around which is formed a base of gabions of in-built stones and parts of the old shelter bases. Among them, within the plot there are separate seating and resting places.
The shelter provides the opportunity to observe the mountain and visually connect with the paths and the nearby tourist routes. Additional window shutters are provided to close in storms and strong winds, and can also be lifted and provide shading (see Axonometric Diagram 2).