Observation tower "Krähennest"

Landesgartenschau Lahr 2018 GmbH, 77933 Lahr/Schwarzwald
Structural engineering:
Ingenieurbüro Andreas Wirth, 79100 Freiburg
Holzbau Baumer GmbH, 79263 Simonswald
Year of construction:

Technical data

Observation tower, made with six round column of accoya glulam
13 m
Our role:
Production of the six pillars

Scope of performances

The planners of the state garden-show in Lahr were inspired by the championship of birds and desinged their observation tower as a crow´s nest in the "Auenwäldchen". From the height of over 13 m, you can enjoy a unique view over the lake of the exhibition grounds to the city of Lahr and the surrounding landscape. But not only the view from and to the crow´s nest impresses, also construction and material convince. For the six pillars, accoya-wood was glued to accoya glulam and then milled round. The actual nest, which serves as the railing of the observation deck, was designed from robinia branches.

Pictures: Ingenieurbüro Wirth und Schaffitzel Holzindustrie