at the top of hoge bergse bos’ ‘hill b’ in bergschenhoek, netherlands, a 22-meter high viewing tower is built. it is the centrepiece that completes the renovation of the recreational hill. ateliereen architecten has designed the tower as a three-dimensional maze in which visitors have views from various altitudes and in various directions.

the ‘viewing tower hoge bergse bos’ seen from afar



there are two possible routes to the top. these relate to the two main approach routes to the top of the mountain. dutch based ateliereen architecten‘s ‘viewing tower hoge bergse bos’ is composed of equal staircase segments connected by small and large platforms. in this concept, the desire to have viewing platforms at various heights could be realized easily.

the tower is the centrepiece that completes the renovation of the recreational ‘hill b’ at the hoge bergse bos



the main structure of the viewing tower is a framework of white, steel columns and stringers. it stands like a sculpture at the hill top. the railings are made of wood, which gives a nice contrast to the structure and softens the appearance.

the tower is designed as a 3D maze in which visitors have views from various altitudes and in various directions

the railings are made of wood and softens the appearance of the viewing tower

the main structure is a framework of white, steel columns and stringers

there are two possible routes to the top of the tower, relating to the path taken to reach the top of the mountain

from the interior of the 22-meter high tower, you can overlook the rest of the hoge bergse bos in bergschenhoek

the wooden railings give a nice contrast to the white steel structure



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