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RAU Architects constructs egg-shaped bird observatory along the dutch coast


Photography: Katja Effting, Merijn Koelink

Netherlands-based studio RAU Architects, in collaboration with RO&AD Architecten, design the egg-shaped structure entitled ‘TIJ as part of a series of objects designed to celebrate the opening of the ‘haringvliet sluices’. A group of dam-like hydro constructions, the ‘sluices’ were opened in order to improve water quality and biodiversity while stimulating fish migration. The structures work to create a new, salt-resistant and salt-loving natural environment. The biodiversity in the surrounding nature reserves will increase while a more robust, healthier ecosystem will develop in the upcoming years. To let people experience and explore these changes, a series of bird observatories, including ‘TIJ, have been designed on the haringvliet site.


— a fragment from designboom


Architects: RAU architects + RO&AD Architecten
Location: Scheelhoekweg, 3251 LZ Stellendam, The Netherlands
Year: 2019



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