Observation Tower by UNStudio

Observation Tower by UNStudio

Dutch architects UNStudio have designed a concrete observation tower to cantilever into the sky above a nature reserve in the Netherlands.

Observation Tower by UNStudio

The 25 metre-high tower will be primarily constructed from a high-performance concrete that the studio has been researching alongside engineers ABT, developer BAM Utiliteitsbouw and concrete manufacturer Haitsma Beton.

Observation Tower by UNStudio

This dense concrete strengthened by steel fibres will enable the impressive cantilever, while embedded steel members will provide additional stability.

Observation Tower by UNStudio

Visitors will climb 134 steps to reach the highest of the tower’s three viewing platforms, which will be positioned five metres above the surrounding forest canopy.

Observation Tower by UNStudio

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A steel mesh parapet will create a balustrade for the staircase and platforms.

Observation Tower by UNStudio

We’ve featured a few observation decks and lookout towers on Dezeen – see more here, including a tower with shipping containers on top.

Observation Tower by UNStudio

Other projects by UNStudio on Dezeen include a pavilion in New York’s Battery Park and an installation in an abandoned fort – see all the projects here.

Here’s a project description from UNStudio:

Read More  :

http://www.dezeen.com/2011/09/24/observation-tower-by-unstudio/#more-157941

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