Viewing Platform in Giblartar from Former Military Lookout

Arc Designs has created a cantilevered viewing platform, and walkway with a glazed floor, perched on one of the highest points of the Rock of Gibraltar. Named Skywalk, the viewing platform is built above an existing WWII military platform in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve that once served as a base for anti-aircraft Bofors guns. Arc Designs wrapped the existing stone platform with a 2.5-metre-wide glazed walkway and balustrade, which cantilever over the steeply dropping terrain. Steel stairs lead from the walkway up to the top of the original military platform, where the old octagonal concrete gun-base now serves as a seat for visitors to rest and gaze out towards the horizon. Located just a little further north of O’Hara’s Battery – the highest point on the Rock – the platform provides visitors with panoramic views both eastwards and westwards, with Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean all in sight. Be sure to check other viewing platform.

Triangular Viewing Platform for the Songhua Lake Resort

Beijing-based META-Project was commissioned to design a mountain viewing platform for the Songhua Lake Resort; a luscious nature reserve in the warmer months, and a ski-lodge in the winter. The platform sits atop a ski-slope at the edge of the forest, it’s unique triangular shape taking The observation platform sits atop a ski-slope at the edge of the forest. advantage of the topographical location, capturing a panoramic view of both mountains and water. The structure blends rough materiality with more sensuous forms: at a distance, the platform appears to float above the snowscape. It’s charred cedar shingles creating a dark mass against the white of the mountain. Once inside, red cedar wood paneling reflects the sunshine, creating a luminous space, rich with colored warmth. The lines of the paneling are mimicked by the wood-grain impressions in the cast-concrete sections of the building. And don’t forget to check our list of the most spectacular architectural projects world.