Lookout tower Stropnik

In the trees

LOCATION. stropnik, czech republic


YEAR. 2011


At first, Stropnik Lookout might look irregular and organic as if it was alive, but closer observation shows its rhythm and repetition.  The main idea was to design a lookout tower that reflects the surrounding countryside.  It was managed not only by using spruce wood from local forests, but mainly with shape expression that connects with the surrounding nature.  Truss construction spins around four fixed points – pillars – like a snake up to 31.5 meters.  Wood paneling decreases in the height up to the very top, where it is used only as cladding of the rail.