En Angleterre, dans le parc naturel Kielder, l'agence d'architecture londonienne Charles Barclay Architects a dressé cette architecture de bois, observatoire astronomique équipé de deux télescopes et aussi plateforme offrant un point de vue privilégié sur le paysage environnant.














Sur l'Observatoire Kielder, l'agence Charles Barclay Architects précise:

"The astronomical observatory, won in competition in 2005, was completed for the Kielder Partnership in May 2008 and has been acclaimed by architectural critics, the astronomical community and the public. The first observatory to use a 'land pier' form and all-timber construction, it houses two permanent telescopes and is designed specifically for amateurs and outreach work. During the day, the observatory serves as a belvedere overlooking Kielder Forest. The observatory is an exemplar sustainable building, entirely self-powered by means of a wind turbine and photo-voltaic panels and features as the 'mothership' for the renowned Kielder star camps. The observatory has received 2009 awards from the RIBA and The Civic Trust and featured in the inaugural World Architecture Festival. For information on opening times see"

Pour en savoir plus, visitez le site de Charles Barclay Architects et celui du Parc Kielder.

Photographies : Charles Barclay

Source: Urbarama


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