framing wooden truss / commercial
The wooden tower has a height of almost a hundred metres, and was designed by Architects Klaura, Kaden + Partners in Klagenfurt and structural planners Lackner + Raml in Villach. The structure has an elliptical layout with sixteen powerful columns forming a basket structure that spirals into the sky above the landscape as an immense and spectacular piece of sculpture.
The structure has ten levels spaced at 6.4 metres, and two observation platforms of height 3.2 metres each, with a 360° view. The structure is supported by sixteen glulam columns reinforced by ten elliptical rings and eighty diagonal struts. At a height of sixty metres there is a windowed “Skybox” for visitors, offering an all-round view, which can be reached either by lift or via the stairs. The “Skybox“ can also be used for temporary events and happenings. Visitors can then go down the same way or use the spectacular slide that from a height of fifty metres will take them directly back to ground level: the longest slide in Europe.