Refuge d'Arlet Pyrenees National Park: Reference objects


The renovation of the Arlet refuge at around 2,000 metres above sea level was a large-scale project. In addition to a thermal refurbishment including all interior remodelling work, the building envelope was re-roofed as well. 

The exposed location required a particularly robust material that could withstand the most difficult conditions. PREFA rhomboid roof and façade tiles 44×44 made of aluminium convinced the architect and the team of the Pyrenees National Park with their numerous advantages:

  • The purchase price and the reduced processing time
  • The low weight, which was of particular relevance for the expensive transport by helicopter
  • The ease of handling
  • The robustness
  • The weather-resistance
  • The durability

When choosing the colour – P.10 oxide red - reference was made to the surrounding rocks as well as the soil. It is particularly important in nature reserves that buildings blend in well with the landscape. 

Data & facts


Rhomboid roof tile 44 × 44, Rhomboid façade tile 44 × 44


05 P.10 oxide red


Grégory Poles 6b architecture


Larrousse & Fils (IGON)





Object type

Alpine huts



Detailed view of the PREFA rhomboid roof tile in the format 44 × 44 cm with a stucco surface in P.10 stone grey with snow guards

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Renovation Gallery: Buildings before and after renovation

Due to their light weight, PREFA products turn the renovation of roofs and façades into child’s play – and the cosmetic treatment also produces great results.

Renovation Gallery: Buildings before and after renovation

House with a garage after roof renovation with PREFA roof tiles in anthracite
House before roof renovation with PREFA roof tiles, gable roof and garage