Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic
50°44’41.4″N 15°38’05.8″E

Completion date

project management: Dalibor Hlaváček, Martin Čeněk
student team: Julie Kopecká (author of the proposal), Anna Blažková, Erik Ebringer, Michael Košař, Michaela Křižáková

František Denk (static solution)

Albl klempíř, Beneš zámečnictví, Michal Řehulka MPM, PREFA Aluminiumprodukte, Reglass, SFS intec, Stora Enso

Administration of the Krkonoše National Park, FA CTU

Authors of photos
Martin Čeněk, Jan Kratochvíl, Jiří Ryszawy


Kømen is a simple shelter, a refuge for hikers from bad weather. The inspiration for the shape was the location near the Boulder Waterfall, into which a large stone had been wedged until recently. The stone is seen in the concept as part of the structure of the mountains. The irregular but compact structure of the shelter creates a feeling of safety and protection, the light wood in the interior contrasts with the metal cladding and bad weather. The shape of the shelter is based on the Vorone diagram. The principle is to create a perpendicular line at the junction of two points so that when a point on this perpendicular line moves, its distance to the initial points is always the same. By creating several points, so many perpendicular lines are created until together they form closed surfaces. The basic supporting structure is made of spruce CLT panels, which are also visually applied in the interior of the building. The façade is designed in corrugated aluminium sheet with no surface treatment. It is a very durable material suitable for extreme mountain conditions, without the need for subsequent maintenance. The sheet metal strips are attached in a different direction on each face to visually support the shape of the structure. The transport of the shelter was one of the key aspects of the design. In order to minimise on-site construction work, the shelter is designed to be transportable by a fairly standard tow truck.


Opening ceremony 17. 1. 2019

Finished construction