anders berensoon's proposal transforms pylons into observation towers

anders berensoon's proposal transforms pylons into observation towers


anders berensson architects has been commissioned to investigate the future of twelve big power towers located in stockholm, sweden, that stand in the urban national park norra djurgården in the center of the city. as they are no longer in use, the architecture firm has proposed to give them a second life as observatories, where users can climb them and enjoy the spectacular views over the park.

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big tower 

 

 

 

called the ‘picnic towers’, anders berensson architects‘ project aims to bring people up to the pylons. as the towers are constructed to carry heavy power lines over the treetops in the park, the studio doesn’t doubt that they are strong enough to hold platforms and high enough to give a great view. the added stairs and platforms are made of wood to reduce weight and to contrast with the old structure. the towers are designed with a kiosk in the lower levels where the visitors can buy snacks and beverages for a picnic and also open and close the towers for the public at summertime.

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view from top

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small tower

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people enjoying the view

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construction details

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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