Harrachov, Czech Republic
50°46’13.8″N 15°28’24.3″E

Completion date

project management: Petr Kordovský, Ladislav Vrbata
student team: Markéta Laštovičková (author of the proposal), Martin Kuncl, Andrej Siman, Dana Skořepová, Dominik Sláma, Kristýna Trpkošová

František Denk (static solution)

Dřevostavby BISKUP, JAF HOLZ spol., MADT + Firestone building products – authorised distributor, VOŠ a SPŠ Volyně, Vrba Vladimír, Zámečnická výroba Tomáš Beran

Administration of the Krkonoše National Park, FA CTU

Authors of photos
Martin Čeněk, Jan Kratochvíl, Jiří Ryszawy


The main inspiration for the shelter was a tent that provides emergency sleeping and quick comfort when on the road. The Stan shelter is located near the confluence of the Mumlava River and the Lubošská Bystřina River, on one of the important trails in the Giant Mountains National Park. The intention was to create a base for hikers who will be returning from a difficult walk from the mountains back to Harrachov, they can hide here from the rain, or even emergency overnight. The shape of the shelter was worked with only as a roof. It is a wooden building, where the main load-bearing element is the construction of frames made of KVH profiles. The load-bearing structure is nailed with asbestos boards, which form the ventilation and the visual part of the interior. The load-bearing structure is also visible in the interior, which is a characteristic element. The shelter is “wrapped” in diffusion foil. On top of this are slats that form a ventilated gap. The outer skin is made of larch planks. The roof is feathered to allow the water to drain better. On the vertical walls, the larch planks are placed vertically. Larch planks were chosen for their durability and natural aging.


Opening ceremony 17. 1. 2019

Finished construction