Wildlife viewing elevated over the Masai Mara plains
Architect Victor B. Ortiz recently revealed plans for a wildlife Observation tower about to emerge over the vast expanse of the Masai Mara plains in Africa. Although the architect is best known for his sculptural designs throughout the US It is BrazilThis isn’t his first project in Africa — earlier this year he unveiled a residential proposal in Costa do Marfim. In sharing the latest images from this unique project, Ortiz expressed his commitment to elevating the visitor experience and employing renewable construction methods. The project aims to enhance the wildlife viewing journey with this centrally supported program. wood observatory forty-eight meters (157 feet) high and twenty meters (66 feet) in diameter.
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a wooden observation tower by Victor Ortiz
The wildlife observation tower proposed by Victor B. Ortiz draws attention not only for its impressive height over the Masai Mara plains, but also for its wooden materiality. In Africa, wooden architecture has a rich history and is deeply intertwined with the continent’s diverse cultures and natural resources. Wood, being a renewable resource, aligns with Ortiz’s commitment to sustainable construction. The use of wood in this project represents a celebration of traditional African building practices while also addressing contemporary environmental concerns.
Victor B. Ortiz reveals plans for wildlife observatory in the Masai Mara plains
celebrating the savannah
Victor Ortiz’s design philosophy for the observatory revolves around creating a tower that respects the natural context of the Masai Mara plains. The centrally supported construction provides stability while minimizing its footprint and therefore impact on the landscape. Meanwhile, its height of forty-eight meters allows for an unobstructed vantage point to observe the Masai Mara Plains, an area known for its vast savannah and rich biodiversity. Once built, the project will connect travelers with the beauty of this natural ecosystem while promoting conservation awareness.
Center-bracket design ensures stability while reducing footprint on the landscape
timber construction will honor traditional building practices and renewable resources
the project aims to elevate the wildlife viewing experience with a panoramic view of the savannah