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.
Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower in Turkey by Selim Senin
January 17th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Selim Senin
The stairs arranged for seeing site of expo is placed like mountain path.These stairs definitely aren’t trying to hide – they’re the most interesting element in the tower. Reminiscent of a climbing mountain, the stairs of circulation are balanced by the long cable structure.Circulation elements can act as urban focal points outside of where people can come walk and seeing. The symbolic observation tower is conceived as a round arch of steel structure with an open-air stairs at its body.The open-air stairs contains flexible walking path and terrace which are accessed via bazaar entrance.Walking downwards from the top through a continuous stair promenade, the visitors of the observation tower experience all of the building’s in a constant motion, while enjoying dynamic 360 degree views of the city of Antalya and the Expo landscape.
The iconic Arch is in the form of an ellipse, which is a very stable structure that is often used in bridges, domes, and arches.Visitors enter the arch from an underground visitors center and can travel to the observation deck at the top in elevators that runs inside the arch.
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