The Galyateto lookout tower is located in the center of the 1100-kilometer (683-mile) long national tourist route which passes through northern Hungary. It is meant to accentuate Matra mountain’s peaks and natural beauty. Built on top of an existing structure, the addition merges old and new materials to remain in harmony with the neighboring stone quarry and surrounding landscape.
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The architects kept the outer wall of the existing structure and added a top level built from reinforced concrete. The inner core of theextensioncomprises three bivouac shelters illuminated with natural light that penetrates the facade through colorful circular windows.
Lead photo by Tamas Bujnovszky