Mountains are typically associated with freedom, emotion and culture as well as with tourism and economy. Building construction within the high alpine areas hold a special status due to the extreme situation far away from settlement zone and his infrastructure together with the climatic conditions on site. During the last years, several refuges were ablated and newly constructed. With new possibilities in material, construction and technology, the architecture of the refuges changed. Aspects of sustainability and efficiency in energy as well as resources must be particularly considered in an area of a sensitive ecosystem. My master thesis focuses on a building construction within high alpine areas. In particular, I present a design for a refuge that addresses questions of the local context, proximity and distance to the settlement zone as well as of regional architecture. Further topics that are connected with the project include aspects of material, construction and its execution and transport logistics. The refuge 'Weißkugelhütte' is located in the Ötztaler Alps in South Tyrol close to the Austrian border. The panorama view from the refuge shows the second largest glaciers area of Austria (Gepatschferner) and the mountain group with the highest summit 'Weißkugel' (3.738 m). The refuge is located at 2.542 m above the sea and provides a good destination and stopover for day-trippers, hikers and alpinists. The existing building has a lot of construction defects and structural problems, which is why I would suggest to ablate and rebuilt it.