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Timothy Owen

Timothy Owen

Manor, PA, US

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Biennale Tower

2nd Year Graduate Competition Entry

The competition brief was to design an observation tower for the Venice Biennale pavilion area.  Slender pre-cast concrete columns echo neo-Gothic arches to create a winding, helical tunnel that leads to the observation platform.  The structure is connected with a web of steel beams and a special ‘rocker-link’ that allows the tower to sway slightly in the wind.  From above tree level, visitors can see the entirety of the park.

 
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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Venice, IT

 

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