John Yurchyk


Mark

Pavilion

A Replacement Bird Observation Tower

170928

 
 

Location:

Pape Nature Park, Latvia

Program:

Observation Tower

Size:

432 sf

Status:

Competition Entry, 2017

 

A Replacement Bird Observation Tower engages in the dichotomy between being an iconic landmark for the Pape Nature Park and being a tranquil space for experiencing wildlife. The observation tower performs as a cobinatory destination for bird watching (observing birds while traveling) and birding (traveling to observe birds). Its design is flexible in size to accommodate budget constraints, versatile programmatically for diverse interior requirements, assembled with sustainable yet durable materials, weather resistant rather than weatherproof to reduce maintenance, comfortable for extended viewings, and looks a little like a bird.