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© David Frutos After the collapsed of one of the six-headed palm tree in the center of town in Daya Vieja, Spain, we have designed “El Mirador de la Palmera” with the excuse of a structural support for the tree. © David Frutos We wanted to connect the town center with the orchards in the surroundings to show the visitors the change of landscape atmospheres along the different seasons. We have created a lookout tower with a spiraling promenade that culminates in a spectacular narrow overpass that juts out and over a major town thoroughfare. El Mirador de la Palmera offers stunning views of the Vega Baja, Rojales and La Marina. © David Frutos The result of this odd structure is the "Variation Guggenheim 3", or "Viewpoint from the Palm Grove," a three story spiraling metal walkway. In the Spanish town of Daya Vieja, on the southwestern coast of Spain, a grove of six palm trees has an unusually grand support system. We have designed the structure with round bars or 2, 4 and 6 centimeters of diameter, it was a kind of game played in a 3D structural design program; this game lasted more than 8 months of predefinitions and redrawing. View more View full description
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