A dramatic sculptural viewing tower is a new landmark for this harbor in Denmark

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

 

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter were asked by the city of Aarhus, Denmark, to design a new viewing tower and landmark for the harbor.

 

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

The new tower, a dramatic urban sculpture, is a distinctive focal point and meeting place for visitors to the harbor.

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

The sculpture is made from painted steel, and provides visitors with the opportunity to climb inside to the viewing platform, 7.5 meters (24 feet) above the water.

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

At night the sculpture is illuminated by LED lights.

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

Part of the criteria for the design was to make sure it was accessible for everyone. They achieved this by installing a lift for visitors with reduced mobility, that travels from the bottom of the staircase up to the top platform.

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

Here’s a close-up look at the viewing portholes.

Salling Tower, located in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, and designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Photography by Torben Eskerod

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