France. Collectif Etc completes a landmark in the rural landscape

Built with young volunteers and residents, the observatory by the French collective is a composition of wood of different origins.

The French studio Collectif Etc has created a panoramic belvedere, reusing a traditional residence’s wooden structure. Commissioned by the Ecomusée d'Alsace, the project is a new landmark in the agricultural landscape of Oberhausbergen, France. The wooden framework has been dismantled and reassembled together with four trunks coming from the ecomuseum. A secondary skeleton, a balcony and an access gangway have been constructed using another type of wood. In this way the heterogeneity of the structure is enhanced, but it does not look like a patchwork of different elements. Following the approach of Collectif Etc, the construction of the belvedere was shared with the residents and young volunteers.

Ungersheim, France
Collectif Etc
Birdwatching tower
Nicolas Didier & Clément Carriere
10 sqm

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