The Sailing Tower looks like asculpture when viewed from a distance. Up close, visitors can see a spacious staircase fitted for seating and a viewing platform that offers magnificent panoramic views of the harbor and bay. This new landmark for the city of Aarhus in Denmark offers a distinctive focal point, and its white steel body is shaped in an expressive form that references the movement in its surroundings.
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The project was donated to the city of Aarhus by the Salling Funds, whose main design requirement was that it should be accessible to everyone. In order to facilitate this need, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter installed a lift that provides an equal user-experience for visitors with reduced mobility. At night, LED backlighting illuminates thetower from the inside and accentuates circular openings that resemble those of passing cargo ships.
+ Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Photos by Torben Eskerod