mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
observation tower by ateliereen architecten overlooks pine nature reserve in belgium
all images courtesy of ateliereen architecten

 

 

 

the recently completed observation tower in lommel, ateliereen, stands at a height of 30 meters and conceived by the dutch-based studio ateliereen architecten in collaboration with mamu architects. a popular destination for walks and relaxation, the tower is situated in a scenic nature reserve next to a lake– distinctive of its sand dunes and pine trees. the triangular frame is structurally efficient, composed mainly of steel, the inner staircase, platform and roof is cladded with timber and elegantly finished off with rope which drapes around the entire tower. with over three and a half kilometers used, the rope highlights a playful tone that draws influence to the wavy lines apparent in the neighboring sand dunes, in addition, as visitors climb the staircase, glimpses of the scenery is framed and interesting shadows are cast.  

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
the tower is located at a popular nature reserve in lommel

 

 

 

constructed of three platforms extending the full height, the lowest platform has a ramp allowing access towards the water and from there, visitors begin their journey up through the tower’s core whilst stopping at the middle and furthest platforms to rest, breathe and take in the unencumbered views of the peaceful landscape.

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
depending on which angle, the tower looks different and slightly leaning

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
the height of the viewing tower is 3om

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
a timber staircase travels up the tower

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
over three kilometers of rope was used on the exterior

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
the rope wraps around the whole tower

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
view looking down the core

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
from the higher levels, visitors can view the surrounding dense pine forests and lake

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
at the top platform, there are tower viewers installed and available to use

mamu architects lommel viewing tower designboom
view of the tower from across the lake

 

 

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