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The lookout tower on Devínska Kobyla, Bratislava

A long-anticipated lookout tower has been built at the top of Devínska Kobyla, the highest point of the Devínska brána massif. The new lookout tower on Devínska Kobyla is located at the intersections of popular tourist routes and will offer its visitors good accessibility and wonderful views.
Its location near the borders of three countries represents a symbolic meaning in the form of the intersection of Central European cultures. The view of the three neighbouring countries is a motif reflected in three viewing platforms at different height levels. Part of the rich fauna of Devínska Kobyla is also the praying mantis whose slender shape inspired us in materializing the character of the lookout tower. The white colour allows its silhouette to stand out against the backdrop of the crowns of the surrounding forest and, at the same time, makes it invisible from distant views of the Devínska Kobyla massif.
The lookout tower weighs 35 tons and after climbing 112 steps, visitors will reach a height of 21.27 metres. Here they will be able to enjoy beautiful views which will be attractive for all visitors. The biggest reward for us will be satisfied visitors who, in addition to beautiful photos, will take away an unforgettable experience from their trip.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The position of the lookout tower in the location near the borders of three countries represents a symbolic meaning in the form of the intersection of Central European cultures. The view of the three neighbouring countries is a motif reflected in three viewing platforms at different height levels. The platforms parametricaly grow climbing the tower and the climbing itself is a moving experience by enjoying the views of the circumambient scenery.

Credits

Architecture
Architekti Šebo Lichý studio; Tomáš Šebo, Igor Lichý, Aleš Hradecký, Emanuel Zatlukaj, Imrich Vaško, Branislav Groch, Denisa Pavkovček Šťastná

Cooperation
Katarína Frivaldská, Júlia Jackulíková

Client
City district Devínska Nová Ves

Year of completion
2020

Location
Bratislava, Slovakia

Total area
39 m2

Photos
Tomáš Manina

Project Partners

Main contractor
INGsteel, a. s., Slovakia

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