Tiefbauamt Kanton Graubünden
The Bernina Pass maintenance base clears the snow keeping Puschlav connected with Switzerland all year round: a so-called “functional building”: infrastructural building = inexpensive. Facing it is the grandiose landscape of the Bernina Pass, which however, reveals traces of globalization and global warming. The maintenance base is thus also an observatory: the core of the concept is the camera obscura on the silo. The “purposeless” camera obscura or “pin hole camera” is made possible by its origins, the imponderables of future winters: it is a storage space for more gravel. In the case that these winters don’t arrive, it’s a center for on-site exploration: Noah’s Ark, the Titanic?
Camera Obscura: Guido Baselgia, Malans / B&D Architects, Chur