Lookout Tower in Schömberg | Customer Project

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🆕 Lookout Tower in Schömberg, #Germany

👉 The lookout tower's floor plan is made of a regular dodecagon shape, consisting of twelve radial timber columns. These columns attach to the platform levels with a pinned connection, while at the base point, they are supported by approximately 4,5 m high rigid reinforced concrete columns.

👉 The structure's lateral stiffness is reinforced by a diagonal tension member bracing system that includes six circumferential steel pipe compression rings. The three platforms consist of flat cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels, each designed as a horizontal wall. 🌳🏢

👉 Overall, the lookout tower showcases a beautiful blend of natural and man-made elements, resulting in a unique and sturdy structure. 🌲🔨

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📐 Owner
Municipality of Schömberg, Germany

📐 Structural Design
Ingenieurbüro Braun GmbH & Co. KG

📐 Concrete Structure
Pfirmann Industriebau GmbH & Co. KG

📐 Timber and Steel Structures, Elevator, Electrical Engineering
Stahlbau Nägele GmbH