De Onlanden observation tower by Ateliereen Architecten
Architect: Ateliereen Architecten (Eindhoven)
Location: Groningen (NL)
However the new observation tower near Groningen differs from their earlier structures of this type, coming with an expressive shape that turns not only the lookout point at the very top into a spatial adventure, but also the way up to it. Visitors climbing upwards arrive at first one and then a second intermediary platform offering additional information on the surrounding landscape. On reaching the top they are rewarded with panoramic views of the natural de Onlanden landscape from a height of 25 metres.
The main supporting structure and the stairs are designed and constructed as a single continuing shape. The wooden slats on the outer framework are assembled to form various triangular shapes, lending the tower a playful look.