Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Architect:
Nick Coombe Design
Categories:
Arts + Leisure, A Little Different, UK excluding London
Photography:
Nick Coombe Architecture

EngineersHRW were shortlisted with the architect for an observation tower amid the Forestry Commission’s national tree collection. An hydraulic platform was designed to sink into the landscape at ground level creating a near invisible structural intervention. Unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape would be achieved as the platform is raised 20 meters.