Also on Mount Grawand but even higher up at 3,251 metres, is Ötzi Peak, another breath-taking construction, completed last summer by noa* network of architecture, which has more interesting alpine projects under its belt. Briefly, it is a panoramic platform that encompasses the summit cross, offering hikers and guests from the nearby hotel, the highest in Europe, a stunning alpine experience. Seemingly floating in the air, the platform is attached to the ground only where strictly necessary, its organic shape becoming a part of the landscape, echoing the surrounding topography. The platform’s “plateau grid” is supported by slender beams and surrounded by Corten steel slats, the original colour of which has changed as they have weathered, becoming at one with its surroundings. A funnel serves to guide viewers’ eyes towards the Austrian border, and the place where Ötzi, the Iceman, was discovered.