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Bird Observation Tower
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The bird observation tower is located on the shoreline of Lake Pape, in the Latvian rural districts of Rucava.
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The shape of the tower is inspired by Auseklis, a Latvian folklore deity and a symbol of hope.

Auseklis is an eight-sided star with magical powers to understand the secrets of Nature and can be found on traditional Rucava objects.

The star-shaped platform enhances birdwatching experience by increasing the viewing perimeter.
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The tower merges innovation with tradition.

Cradle to Cradle’s philosophy of ‘design for disassembly’ is integrated with local, non-toxic building materials — wood and reed with mechanical steel connections.

Off-site rapid prototyping along with robotic cutting enables building iconic, light and free-form shape with robust structure.
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  • Design

    Bilska de Beaupuy

  • Location

    Pape, Latvia

  • Client

    WWF

  • Project year

    2017

  • Project status

    Competition

  • Design team

    Bilska de Beaupuy × Agata Banaszek

  • Structural Engineer

    Nous Engineering

  • Diagrams and Visuals

    Bilska de Beaupuy