Finland's Periscope Tower Offers a Raised View From Ground Level

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 12, 2016
References: oopeaa & gizmag
The Periscope Tower is a wonderful architectural innovation, put together by OOPEAA, that lives up to its name by functioning as a landmark as well as an over-sized periscope. This is made possible by the inclusion of a pair of specially placed mirrors that are integrated into its core.

This prefabricated tower is situated near an artificial lake in Seinajoki, Finald. It is constructed from wood and is made with a cross-laminated timber core, and features a spiraling staircase that extends all the way to the top. Visitors who don't like the idea of climbing stairs can witness a special reflected image of the top view, created by a pair of massive mirrors.

The Periscope Tower is ultimately a wonderful example of rustic, rural architecture designed to foster a sense of wonder.