Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:29

Helicopter ride over Mont Blanc

On Friday Stefano and Luca flew over the Nuova Capanna Gervasutti with a team of the North Caucasus Mountain Club; the bivouac looks in excellent conditions, despite the huge quantity of snow that has accumulated on the mountainside this year as well. This is an optimum omen for the new alpine station on Mt. Elbrus! The production is well under way and the works on location will start as soon as the thaw will enable to do it.

Friday, 21 December 2012 14:31

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Friday, 19 October 2012 09:26

The production of the new LEAPfactory project on Mount Elbrus has started!

The high altitude station is based on the modular technology LEAPs1, and it has been designed to accommodate 50 people, with a restaurant and a keeper’s accomodation. The whole station will be equipped with toilets and with a depuration of waste liquids unit. Three modules will be produced in Italy and they will be installed on the Mount Elbrus at about 4000 meters altitude in Spring 2013. The modules are ordered by Russian investment company - "North Caucasus Development Corporation".


Wednesday, 17 October 2012 17:34

Gold medail of italian architecture 2012

On Tuesday, October 16th, at the Triennale in Milan, the gold medal of Italian architecture has been awarded, and during the ceremony the exhibition of the selected projects was inaugurated. The Nuova Capanna Gervasutti, located on the Fréboudze glacier in Courmayeur (Mount Blanc), designed by Luca Gentilcore and Stefano Testa, was shortlisted in the 'architectures for emergency' section. This fourth edition of this important prize assigned the career gold medals to Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass and Giuseppina Grasso Canizzo. The gold medal of the Italian architecture 2012 has been awarded to Vincenzo Latina, for the project of the pavilion access to the Artemision excavation in Siracusa, Sicily.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 15:48

Proposal for the new Priut11 refuge!

Leapfactory, in collaboration with E++, has launched a proposal for reconstruction of Priut 11, historic refuge of Thirties,  wich has been for decades the main reference point on Mount Elbrus peaks. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1998. The new structure, designed by Leapfactory, completely prefabricated, will be equipped with the best technologies for energy saving and environment protection. Can provide to accomodate up to 120 people, with a spacious living room and a panoramic restaurant, a solarium and a terrace, overlooking the huge souther glaciers of the highest mountain in Europe.

Friday, 05 October 2012 13:26

Interview on france3!

On the 29th September, a documentary about high altitude refuges has been broadcasted by the tv program "Chronique d'en haut", produced by french channel france3. In the second half of the documentary, the bivouac Gervasutti has been presented in an interview with Stefano Testa.  



Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:29

Mountains by night

Luca Gentilcore e Stefano Testa, founders of Leapfactory, will be main guest to the conference "The built mountain and the new technologies: scandal or progress?", for the event "Mountain by night", organized by Cai Monviso. The date is Thursday, October 11,  9 p.m. - Palazzo Comunale di Saluzzo.  


Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:58

LEAPfactory is on Extraordinary Traveller!

The Gervasutti bivouac is on the cover of the Chinese magazine Extraordinary Traveller, this article adds to the numerous international reports of the project in the last few monts!

Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:58

LEAPfactory published on the new Gestalten publication!

The project for the new Gervasutti bivouac was selected by the Gestalten editors for their new publication: The Sky's the Limit: Applying Radical Architecture.The issue is available in bookshops throughout Europe from the end of June.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:58

The LEAPfactory project nominated for the Italian Gold Medal in Architecture!

The Milan Triennale in collaboration with MiBAC, the Ministry for Cultural Activities and Assets, together with MADE Expo announces the finalists for the Italian Gold Medal in Architecture. The finalists were selected on June 20th by the following jury: Ennio Brion (president), Cecilia Bolognesi, Ole Bouman, Alberto Ferlenga, Massimiliano Fuksas, Fulvio Irace and Luca Molinari.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:58

Gervasutti bivouac completed!

Assembly and fitting of the Gervasutti bivouac is complete today, with the access stairways installed on both sides. The new iron structures are fastened to the rock surface and remain independent from the main volume of the bivouac, providing easier access.

Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:58

Gervasutti bivouac opening!

Within the third outing of the Ski Trekking School the Italian Alpine Club SUCAI subsection officially inaugurates the Gervasutti bivouac. On the first seasonal test the induction hobs and the on-board computer have proved perfectly functional. All the pictures of the excursion can be found on the SUCAI website!

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