TU students build circular observation tower in New Delft

TU students build circular observation tower in New Delft 


A exceptional object is emerging on the Westlandseweg in Delft: a temporary, circular observation tower. The tower, made almost entirely of wood, has been designed by TU Delft students Edmund Thomas Green and Ludvig Sundberg (Architecture and the Built Environment). They won a design competition held at the end of 2019 by study association D.B.S.G. Stylos and project organisation Nieuw Delft. 

Because the materials used to build the tower have to be reusable, the students do not work with screws, nails or glue during the construction. Instead, they use steel bands to clamp the beams together. That way, the wood remains undamaged. And it also makes the tower easy to build and dismantle, Green and Sundberg explain. 

It is not yet known when the tower will be open to visitors. This depends on the situation surrounding the coronavirus.

(Foto: Vincent Basler)

News editor Marjolein van der Veldt

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