Source: press release
9 April 2021
Unique and one of a kind, Eco-hotel for climbers, skiers and all lovers of the mountains, is located at 3912 meters above sea level, on the southern slope of Elbrus mountain. The hotel consist of a futuristic, modern modules, designed and created by the Italian company LEAPfactory.
LEAPrus 3912 is open all year round. It can accommodate up to 49 people. The main aim of the project was to create a modern, but first of all ecological place. Electricity, hot water and heating are available thanks to solar panels. Water, in turn, is made from the snow.
Inside LEAPrus there is a specific internal air circulation system with heat recovery, LED lighting and underfloor heating designed to work at very low outdoor temperatures. A sewage treatment plant (LEAPecoR) was specifically designed to work at high altitude that permits the centre to almost completely overcome the dispersion of organic pollutants into the environment. The whole system is regulated and controlled, also remotely via satellite, facilitating effective management of the structure throughout the year.
The structures of the new alpine station are made with durable materials of the highest quality, using cutting-edge technologies in the field of environmental sustainability. Getting the best possible performance in terms of energy efficiency and home comfort was the main goal along with the achievement of maximum self-sufficiency of the new settlement on the highest mountain in Europe.
The entire region has a great potential for tourism: the vastness of the unique natural landscapes and the ancient troubled history of its peoples are the centrepiece of a great potential interest. The complex is situated on the normal ascent route of the mountain, on the immense southern glacier, a few hundred meters from the historic refuge Priut 11, destroyed by fire in the 1990s and never rebuilt.
The new station accommodation is structured with four completely prefabricated buildings. The modular structures were designed and manufactured in Italy by LEAPfactory, and then transported to Russia. The installation on the slopes of the Mount Elbrus took place in a few days in July; the modules were transported by helicopter and assembled by a team of highly trained technicians from the company. In the first days of September, after the final set-up of the technological systems the Eco-Hotel has been opened for activities
Modern construction materials provide excellent thermal insulation and exceptional durability. The interior of the hotel will make you feel heavenly. The minimalist but functional decors and futuristic design blend perfectly in with the landscape outside.