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A new attraction in Denmark gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding forest—from atop a 45 meter (148 foot)-tall, hourglass-shaped tower.
Crisscrossing beams of steel—a material chosen for its strength and durability— form the outside of the Camp Adventure Observation Tower overlooking Gisselfeld Kloster Forest. The beams give the sides of the tower a curved parabolic shape that supports a spiraling internal ramp. The stair-free walkway allows people of all abilities to access the tower.
Everything about the structure, including its rust-orange color, was designed to blend in with its environment, says lead architect Toni Rubio. “The real attraction is nature. We just provide a different view.”