‘evolver’ alice studio in zermatt, switzerland
all images courtesy alice studio
alice studio, a group of students from the ecole polytechnique fédérale de lausanne has built
a spiraling viewing platform in zermatt, switzerland. located on the edge of lake stelli,
the ‘evolver’ enables visitors to engage with and observe the panoramic landscape in
a new and responsive manner.
by lake stelli
composed of 24 wooden frames that serve as the structural spine of the project,
the design encases a continuous 720 degree route. an uninterrupted slit travels along
the tubular path, providing a framed view of the site which changes according to
the visitor’s vantage point. open wooden slats render the structure completely exposed to
the elements, resulting in a viewing station that is holistically experiential and
well-connected to its landscape.
schematic diagram – 360 degree panoramic path, 720 degree path with elevation