Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Aarhus Harbour in Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects
December 21st, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects
The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.
The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.
The tower creates a lively route from the quayside to the viewing platform 7.5 meters above. The visitor is lead below the expressive cantilevered body of the tower, to a position hovering above the reflective water surface of the harbor.
The movement continues upwards via a spacious staircase fitted for seating – offering magnificent panoramic views of the harbor and the bay. The journey culminates at a spacious and sheltered viewing platform above the treetops of the boulevard.
Aarhus will gain a beautiful and significant landmark celebrating vision and social encounters at the edge of the water.
The structure is made of weldedsteel plates, produced in a shipyard and sailed to the site.
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