Hide Away: Bivacco Claudio Brédy hikers' hut

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A hiding place, a refuge, a sanctuary – a place where you can feel secure and can find an inner sanctum. The awareness we are part of one big picture – on one's own yet open and connected to the entire environment. Extroverted and at the same time introverted – depending on your perspective. It is always important to be able to change your point of view and that might also mean changing your current location.

Bivacco Claudio Brédy
Vertosan Valley, Aosta (2528 m),
Italy, 2019
Architecture: BCW Collective
Chiara Tessarollo, Skye Sturm
and Facundo Arboit
Photography: YACademy Bologna,
BCW Collective

High up, at 2528 meters, the Bivacco Claudio Brédy hikers' hut in Italy's Aosta valley towers proudly over a rocky outcrop. The large window skilfully frames the mountainous landscape and provides an uninterrupted outlook.

Photo by BCW Collective
Photo by BCW Collective


The summit is not just a slice of rock and snow to be conquered, it is more, a metaphor for the meaning of life that is lost without a goal, a desire, a dream that keeps the light of our humanity turned on.

Claudio Brédy



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