Salling Tower

Aarhus / Denmark / 2015

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The new viewing tower and landmark on the harbour of Aarhus Ø, The Salling Tower, is shaped as a dramatic urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression.



The white body of steel is a luminous and distinctive focal point and meeting place. Visitors will be led on a course full of experiences that star t at the quayside and go to the upper plat form 7.5 meters above quay- level. The route through the tower leads under an inclined sur face and up to the first viewing plateau that hovers above the water. From here, the visitor is led upwards by a broad staircase which serves a lookout to panoramic views of the harbour and bay. Finally, the covered upper plateau provides a 360 degree overlook of the city and the harbour.


The viewing tower by Dor te Mandrup Arkitekter adds a significant landmark to the harbour. It is distinguished from the surroundings with its expression of folded geometry. Despite the distinctive appearance, the tower contributes to the historic trading por t by referencing the maritime environment.
Peek holes and a massive white painted steel -plate construction promote the feeling of being at sea.


The viewing tower by Dor te Mandrup Arkitekter adds a significant landmark to the harbour. It is distinguished from the surroundings with its expression of folded geometry. Despite the distinctive appearance, the tower contributes to the historic trading por t by referencing the maritime environment. Peek holes and a massive white painted steel -plate construction promote the feeling of being at sea.



The tower is a gif t for the city donated by the Salling Funds. A criteria was that it should be accesible for everyone. A lif t is installed and provides an equal user-experience for visitors with reduced mobility by following the staircase from the bot tom to the top plat form.
At night, LED backlighting illuminates the tower from the inside, recalling the masts of neighboring cargo ships

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    The new viewing tower and landmark on the harbour of Aarhus Ø, The Salling Tower, is shaped as a dramatic urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white body of steel is a luminous and distinctive focal point and meeting place. Visitors will be led on a course full of experiences that star t at the quayside and go to the upper plat form 7.5 meters above quay- level. The route through the tower leads under an inclined sur face and up to...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Client City of Aarhus / The Salling Funds
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Control towers
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