Jury feedback summary
Tower of Many Views is a vertical gridded framework with a system of architectural ‘plug-ins’ that cantilever from a central core - each of these frames a specific view to the site and surrounding Biosphere Reserve. The proposal’s sculptural quality is emphasized by its light, off-white finish, stark against the forested landscape. The project could certainly be constructed in a cost-effective way, as it is composed almost entirely of standard-steel sections for frames and trusses, and a standard wire mesh. Architecturally the form is both playful and restrained. Mass and void are well balanced with the use of opaque walls and parapets. The series of elevations are particularly strong in expressing the tower’s variety of designed viewpoints.