Verdon Balconies

With its steep limestone walls, France's Verdon Gorge is a bucket list item for many rock climbers around the world. The river canyon's cliffs reach over 2,000 feet making it a prime destination for multi-pitch climbing. To offer these climbers a resting spot, Christophe Benichou designed the Verdon Balconies. Inspired by portaledge structures, these metal perches would be suspended from the rock as a place to take a break or even sleep while being sheltered from the wind and falling stones. Metallic and lightweight, their construction allows for easy removal in the future.

Photos: Copyright: Christophe Benichou Architects

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