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wv-studio: Design for a climbing tower

Climbing tree

Climbing tower with a viewing platform
Status: Design 
Year: 2012
Program: Leisure
Gross floor area: 32 m2
Location: N.a.
wv-studio: Design for a climbing tower

Rock climbing or free style climbing is becoming an increasingly popular sport. The reason for its popularity is that it combines intensive exercise with the idea of going on a journey and reaching a goal. Training towers for this sport usually forget about the latter and focus on exercise only.


This design for a training tower enhances the idea of reaching a goal by planting a tree on top of the tower.


The unusual place for a tree will make first time climbers curious enough to make the journey to the top. When reaching the top the climber is rewarded by more unexpected vegetation. A small lawn surrounding the tree offers the climbers a place to catch their breaths. When reaching the top one can stretch out in the grass and enjoy the serenity of a place that only few know how to reach.

wv-studio: Design for a climbing tower
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