SPAX used for huge viewing tower

Sustainability, pure nature and a perfect view – this is what the Entrup viewing tower in the district of Höxter (East Westphalia) offers.

The new attraction, which also lies on a cycling adventure route, promises real closeness to nature and a great all-round view. The 24-metre-high and 45-tonne wooden structure has seven floors and a nine-metre-high telegraph unit on its roof. The tower took just eight weeks to construct. This was made possible by, among other things, prefabricated elements that were assembled and erected right on the construction site. The building is protected against the wind by veneer timber boards screwed on with 8x140 stainless steel SPAX. Thanks to the use of sustainable materials and structural wood protection, the tower fits perfectly into the green environment.

photos © Dr. Jens Kickler