Gallery: Students Construct a Dramatic 10-Meter-High Steam-Bent Lookout...

Photos © Jussi Tiainen, HUT photography laboratory
An international team of students from Finland, Japan, the U.S., the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal built this beautiful egg-shaped tower at Helsinki’s Korkeasaari Zoo. Supervised by Professor Jan Söderlund of the The Helsinki University of Technology Wood Studio, architect Risto Huttunen and Avanto Architects, the 10-meter-high structure was made using steam bending, a traditional and eco-friendly wood-shaping technique commonly used in boat construction.

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