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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Salling Tower in Aarhus, Denmark by dorte mandrup arkitekter

 
March 9th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: dorte mandrup arkitekter

The new viewing tower and landmark on the harbour of Aarhus Ø, The Salling Tower, is shaped as a dramatic urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

  • Architects: dorte mandrup arkitekter
  • Project: Salling Tower 
  • Location: Dock 7, Nikoline Kochs Plads, Aarhus Ø, Denmark
  • Photography: Torben Eskerod
  • Client: City of Aarhus / The Salling Funds
  • Height: 1st plateau: 4,3 m, 2nd plateau: 7,5 m
  • Status: Inaugurated 10/8 2015

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

The white body of steel is a luminous and distinctive focal point and meeting place. Visitors will be led on a course full of experiences that start at the quayside and go to the upper plat form 7.5 meters above quay- level. The route through the tower leads under an inclined surface and up to the first viewing plateau that hovers above the water. From here, the visitor is led upwards by a broad staircase which serves a lookout to panoramic views of the harbour and bay. Finally, the covered upper plateau provides a 360 degree overlook of the city and the harbour.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

The viewing tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter adds a significant landmark to the harbour. It is distinguished from the surroundings with its expression of folded geometry. Despite the distinctive appearance, the tower contributes to the historic trading port by referencing the maritime environment. Peek holes and a massive white painted steel -plate construction promote the feeling of being at sea.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

The tower is a gift for the city donated by the Salling Funds. A criteria was that it should be accesible for everyone. A lift is installed and provides an equal user-experience for visitors with reduced mobility by following the staircase from the bottom to the top platform.

At night, LED backlighting illuminates the tower from the inside, recalling the masts of neighboring cargo ships.

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © Torben Eskerod

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

Image Courtesy © dorte mandrup arkitekter

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