This watchtower with the shape of a gigantic robot has the exact same dimensions as the original Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the seven classic wonders of the world. It provides views over the spectacle of the brown coal excavations that are transforming the landscape around the towers into one of Germany’s biggest lakes. The tower is constructed entirely from steel and refers to the industrial appearance of the enormous machines in the open cast mine. Transparent grid floors and metal fabric façades create a game of views and vistas. 40,000 LED lights have been incorporated in the metal fabric, which create a media façade on all sides at night.
Your Rainbow Panorama
A Giant Colored Rooftop Walkway in Denmark
Reaching the rainbow has never been easier! “Your Rainbow Panorama” by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is a circular walkway that sits atop the ARoS art museum in Aarhus, Denmark and gives its visitors a 360° colorful view of the city. This unique rooftop is 150 meters long, 3 meters wide and 3 meters high, has a diameter of 52 meters and is mounted on slender columns 3.5 meters above the roof surface of the museum.
Baltyk Tower By MVRDV in Poznań, Poland
“Baltyk Tower” is MVRDV’s first building in poland with completion scheduled for 2014.
“Mirror House” by MLRP, Copenhagen, Denmark
The copenhagen central park in denmark has transformed an existing playground pavilion into the ‘mirror house’, designed by danish practice MLRP, previously covered with graffiti, the structure has been converted into an interactive element, inviting visitors to peer into the gable ends lined with funhouse trick mirrors, reflecting the dynamic activity and encompassing park, the surfaces create a transition between the built and natural environments.