Timothy Owen

Timothy Owen

Manor, PA, US


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