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Ultra-Slim Viewing Tower Rises 66 Feet Over the River Vecht in The Netherlands

Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 17, 2012 @ 9:57 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

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Lacking a foundation, the observation tower has a tiny footprint [1]. This is especially appropriate for a structure designed to harness visitors’ appreciation for the surrounding forest and the Vecht river. As visitors ascend the tower, space between the wooden slats narrows, creating a sense of intrigue as they are forced to peer through the gaps.

Finally a platform levels out at 59 feet with sloping sides that enhances the 360 degree views. A high back on the platform ensures that birds residing in the adjacent forest are protected from undue interference. Completed just this month, the viewing tower blends in with the forest [2], establishing a renewed connectedness between visitors and the natural environment.

+ Ateliereen [3]

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[1] has a tiny footprint: http://inhabitat.com/suppose-designs-hidaka-house-makes-the-most-of-a-small-footprint/

[2] viewing tower blends in with the forest: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-longest-egg-shaped-treetop-walkway-rises-in-germany/

[3] + Ateliereen: http://www.ateliereen.nl/projecten/uitkijktoren-dalfsen_en.html

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