Lofoten bird watching towers

Å / Norway / 2005

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Two 6,5m high bird watching towers are erected at the bird reservations Skjærpvatnet and Gårdsvatnet, and a lower wheelchair accessible one at Storeid, in Vestvågøy, Lofoten. The entrances to the towers have been screened off with high walls and the observation platforms are formed so that no silhouettes of the bird-watchers are cast in order not to disturb the birds during the breeding season. At the entrance level there is a weather-protected room with a narrow glass observation opening. The upper level has large open areas for the best possible views. The tower is a robust steel construction with secondary wooden construction of untreated wooden fronts. The stability is important, so that the tower can withstand strong winds without affecting vibration sensitive binoculars.
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    Two 6,5m high bird watching towers are erected at the bird reservations Skjærpvatnet and Gårdsvatnet, and a lower wheelchair accessible one at Storeid, in Vestvågøy, Lofoten. The entrances to the towers have been screened off with high walls and the observation platforms are formed so that no silhouettes of the bird-watchers are cast in order not to disturb the birds during the breeding season. At the entrance level there is a weather-protected room with a narrow glass observation opening. The...

    Project details
    • Year 2005
    • Work finished in 2005
    • Main structure Wood
    • Client National Tourist Routes, Norwegian Public Roads Administration
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Tourist Facilities
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