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TOWER AT THE MUR RIVER

For the ecological system ‚Green Belt Europe’, an architectural sign is been
setted within the municipality of the Styrian town Gosdorf.

Currently the area of the river Mur is going to be partially renaturated in order of the
Department 19B/ Department for Ecology of Watercourses and Maintenance
of the Styrian government. On the way along the Mur walkers and cyclists are lead trough different
adventure stations. All senses are here appealed: Arriving the Mur tower across the fragrant
plantations along the embankment, provides a straight view over the
changing riverscape.

Structure

The sculptural structure with its tricky tectonics is following the principles of a double-helix.
On top, a visitors platform is resting 27 meters above the ground overlooking the nature reserve to allow
scientific monitoring as well as visual access to the river renaturation project.
This initial structure is part of the larger scheme for the MUR NATURE RESERVE, designed by terrain.

SITE: GOSDORF, AUSTRIA
YEAR: 2007 – 2009
STATUS: COMPLETED
CLIENT: CITY OF GOSDORF
DESIGN: TERRAIN: LOENHART&MAYR BDA ARCHITECTS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
ENGENEERING: OSD – OFFICE FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN

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