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Power plant doubles as an observation tower

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The clean energy Lausward Power Plant in Dusseldorf is also a tourist attraction with an epic view.

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Even clean energy power plants can be detrimental to the local area because they are so often visually imposing. But recently we’re seeing architects adding value to the structures, by integrating features for use by local people. A Copenhagen power station was designed to include an art piece and ski-slope, and now the Lausward Power Plant in Dusseldorf doubles as a tourist attraction by housing an observation tower.




Lausward Power Plant is a clean energy power station, designed by German architecture firm Kadawittfeldarchitektur. Visitors can reach the building’s highest point — called the City Window — via a lift. Then, they can view the entire city from 45 meters off the ground through a glass facade.

How else could imposing structures be adapted to provide additional value for locals and tourists?



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