'The Salling Tower' Draws Inspiration from the Portholes of Ships

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 10, 2016
References: dortemandrup.dk & dezeen
'The Salling Tower' by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is an eye-catching observation tower that provides a meeting place for visitors to Denmark's capital city. Unlike observation towers of the past, this "dramatic urban sculpture" sets a new precedent for seaside architecture.

The Salling Tower is an imposing steel structure that acts as a viewing platform and meeting place for visitors to Copenhagen. The tower draws inspiration from the portholes of the ships that sit in its harbor with a perforated design. To give visitors the best possible view of the harbor, the tower boasts an arrow-shaped profile that juts out over the water.

Although the tower boasts a distinctly modern design, the structure also contributes to the historic charm of the port by drawing inspiration from the maritime environment.