Spiraling ‘Evolver’ Viewing Platform By EPFL Students


‘Evolver’ is an inhabitable sculpture erected for the Zermatt Festival by EPFL Students. As an architectural artefact, Evolver intervenes spatially on the panorama surrounding Zermatt.

In an effort to take full advantage of the site’s extensive and astounding views, the project sits strategically next to the lake Stelli at an altitude of 2536m. Its structure consists mainly of a succession of 24 rotating frames supporting an enclosed space that visitors are encouraged to enter. As they progress through the space, a concealed but uninterrupted 720° movement is unravelling along a transformed panorama. Wobbling below and above a distant horizon, ground and sky have been re-orchestrated into an orbiting panorama by a journey that has already culminated to where it started: a loophole on the skyline.

All images © Joel Tettamanti / ALICE Studio EPFL

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