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Over The Rainbow: Having Picnic In The Skyline Of Stockholm

The twelve disused power towers in Stockholm have got new life thanks to Anders Berensson Architects hired by the Swedish Royal Court. Company has applied a very creative approach and sees two of the towers as observation decks, where visitors have beautiful 360 degree view over the national park – Norra Djurgarden. There, every park visitor can simply climb to the top of the tower and have the picnic in the middle of the skies.



The 12 towers originally were built to hold power lines over the tree canopy of the urban park, that’s why the construction is definitely strong enough to handle the pedestrian platforms. So far the company offers to turn the two towers into picnic spots, where people can enjoy snacks and family time in the skyline of Stockholm. Such amenity could definitely attract more people to the park first of all and the views from the top decks could become the favorite spots for photographers as well.

In order to make this project possible, company will add stairs and platforms from wood to reduce the weight load. Choosing such a natural material over metal would visually contrast to the original towers, which would be painted yellow, supposedly. The lowers decks of the towers would hold the small kiosks with refreshments and also serve as gatekeepers, as for sure the hours of visiting would be restricted.




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