zona artigianale, 8 39054 Collalbo (BZ)
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Lookout Monte Specie 2.305 m.a.s.l.
Dobbiaco (BZ)
In order to enhance the value and popularity of the Dolomites, the Fondazione Dolomiti-Dolomiten-Dolomites-Dolomitis commissioned Messner Architects and sculptor Franz Messner to create architectonic, landscaping and graphic standards for look-outs in the World Heritages Site Dolomiti UNESCO. Considering the highly sensible surroundings of this alpine region, the landscape is transformed, instead of adding discrete pieces to it. By cutting the soil and raising it a platform is gained, which partly floats above the ground. The outer perimeter is made of steel, filled with rubble from the site. The constraints between building and context blur.  A small canyon leeds to a circular opening in the center of the platform, where informations is stored. A circular index made of stainless steel shows the visible summits. Further information about the landscape and the geology of the Dolomites is found on the outer skirt of the index.