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The tower is inspired by childhood memories of leaning into the wind on the beach. Inside, visitors are exposed to controlled views of the surroundings, accompanied by a resonant sound of the wind created by the lowering chamber engaging a wind channel that allows the whole tower to act as a wind funnel that amplifies the natural conditions of the site.

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Due to the constant movement within the sand dunes and danger of flooding, the architects decided to use durable materials. An internal steel frame with a metal sheet skin fulfill the performance requirements of the design and enable extensive re-fabrication off-site. This made it possible to construct the tower in just one day. The metalwork was galvanized throughout and a hardy maritime paint finish applied to the shroud and internal components further bolsters the building’s resilience.

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Via World Architecture News