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Hide From The World (And Your Enemies) In This Tower On The Lake | AFGH

This “target tower” by Zurich-based architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler is actually made solely for the viewing of the annual rowing regattas on Lake Rotsee, and is therefore completely empty and closed for all but three weeks of the year. When in use, the interior features ample room and seating for spectators, jury, and timekeepers, featuring views that can be guided by the shifting panels on the facade. The first trial of the tower took place during this year’s International Rowing Regatta (July 12-14 ), and after a number of lesser races, it will again revert to a sculptural curiosity on the water. Added bonus: according to the architects’ website, this hibernating state also decreases the risk of “bird strikes” (apparently a big problem in the area?).

Photography: Valentin Jeck

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