28 May '16, 2pm

Gravity-defying staircase floats above Belgium’s famous “fairytale forest” https://t.co/nKadwiUcMq

Gravity-defying staircase floats above Belgium’s famous “fairytale forest” https://t.co/nKadwiUcMq

Vlooyberg Tower stands 11.28 meters in height and is built on a galvanized substructure. The designer describes the design process of the tower as “a war against its own weight” that involved meticulous calculations to ensure that the staircase, which weighs no less than 13 tons, would not sag. The Vlooyber Tower was prefabricated offsite and then assembled onsite in just half a day. “As a landmark with strong iconic value, the Vlooyberg Tower literally and figuratively raises the profile of the beautiful region around Tielt-Winge,” writes the firm. “Natives of Tielt, chance passers-by and fans of modern architecture all greatly enjoy this intriguing monument.”

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