a mountain hut
without the mountain
Who says you can only hold a mountain hut event in the mountains? In this project we simply brought a complete original mountain hut in XXL format to the host, rather than transporting the guests hundreds of kilometres to the Alps. And then another 2,000 metres into the air. Okay, perhaps it wasn’t that easy after all. But it was worth it, because the surprise for the invited guests couldn’t have been greater.
250 square metres was the size of the mountain hut, and so it could easily compete with the originals in the ski resorts – and of course with the incomparable mountain hut atmosphere.
was the weight of the mountain hut alone, made of massive wooden beams, which was transported by nine articulated lorries to a private forest property and set up there. To prevent the heavy trucks from getting stuck in the soft forest soil, the entire forest road was professionally gravelled.
was the payload of the special crane needed to erect and dismantle the mountain hut. In order to be able to erect it safely, the forecourt of the hut had to be concreted on an area of over 100 square metres (of course the concrete was completely removed and the site renatured after the event).
MK Mentor leaves nothing to chance. That’s why we even had a highly official survey of the ground prepared for this event in order to rule out the possibility that we were building on sand. Good ground, good event.
O’Zapft is …
(the beer’s ready)… and so were the cooks. One for each table. And in consultation with his guests he cooked an individually tailored menu, course by course. In front of and with the guests at a live cooking station developed especially for this project. And so that none of the hungry guests had to wait for long, the menu was structured in such a way that the first course was on the tables after only a few minutes. For us, too, it was a premiere. And a highly successful one.
gradient is clearly too shallow for a ski slope. For an event, on the other hand, this is a considerable obstacle, which could have disrupted the entire project. But since we already had heavy equipment in use for the gravel road, this task was completed in no time.
IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME THAT BEFORE, I WOULDN’T HAVE BELIEVED IT. NOW, LOOKING BACK, WE’RE ALL THE MORE PROUD THAT EVERYTHING WORKED OUT SO WELL – ESPECIALLY THE THINGS THAT DIDN’T SEEM POSSIBLE AT THE BEGINNING.
Frank Würth, Project and Construction Manager