Architecture and excitement go hand in hand in this cool tree tower, which gives you an overview of all the movements that the legendary Selma beast may take.
The sea storm Selma in Seljordvannnet has since allegedly seen by Gunleik Verpe in 1750 been a hot topic both within and outside the country’s borders.
In 2008, Seljord municipality made more of the myth and launched the project with the lookout tower.
The dedicated architects Rintala Eggertsson to draw, among other things, a wooden tower that provides tourists, bird enthusiasts and all interested free views of the famous water and the mysterious Telemark landscape around.
This boat project to Rintala Eggertsson and the two-bedroom hotel in Finmark is also exciting work from the same people.
A demanding design task
– The tower was an exciting challenge, and the area around Seljordvannet actually has something magical about it. But it may take some time before you see the sea worm, says architect Dagur Eggertsson to bonytt. no
Theater in the landscape
The first part of the Seljord project was a workshop with art and architecture students from Milan and stage students from the Theater College in Fredrikstad.
It had anchoring art installations to nature, “Into the landscape” and three artworks by the water to the theme.
The Periscope is sensational architecture
The next and most visible part of the project is this peacock-like tree tower.
It is 17 meters tall and gives an overview of large parts of the 14 km long water. The tower has a staircase that adjoins three different platforms.
With a furnace panel with openings between the single planks, and with internal light, the sky-high “perishop” glows in the darkness.
Scheduled to tourists and parking
The tower I think is a wonderful independent initiative from the municipality is located so that tourists, bird lovers and everyone else get an inspirational walk in nature from the parking lot and up to the tower.
Not much A4 at this triangle house
The worm has since 1989 adorned Seljord’s municipal weapon, says Eggertsson to bonytt.com
Thus, this viewpoint is not an end point, but a form of travel, a resting place between the familiar and the myths associated with Telemarknaturen.
The team behind the tower and surroundings also included Feste Landscape Architects and Springer Kulturstudio, explains architect Dagur Eggertsson.
Active, Norwegian design environments
When the wooden tower was recently presented in the trend magazine Wallpaper, the magazine commented that this project enters the range of design and architecture projects on our national tourist roads; shelters like forward-looking Norwegian central authorities have taken the initiative.
This attitude has now infected local forces, which means that the country becomes a sanctuary for those who love architecture and eccentric modernist structures, the magazine claims.
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