Dutch architects UNStudio have designed a concrete observation tower to cantilever into the sky above a nature reserve in the Netherlands.
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.
This dense concrete strengthened by steel fibres will enable the impressive cantilever, while embedded steel members will provide additional stability.
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.
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A steel mesh parapet will create a balustrade for the staircase and platforms.
Here’s a project description from UNStudio:
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