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Inspiration began with imagery from the site; wild grasses holding strong against the wind, birds within them at play and nesting, a combination of rigid organization and seeming haphazardry. These same grasses are found in the construction of traditional housing. Similar patterns are seen in Latvian folk fabric and clothes.  This material attitude is translated to multiple layers, scales, and experiences within the proposal. A digital parametric model is used to quickly generate variations for analysis and consideration. An accessible ramp first brings birdwatchers along a meandering path. Along the way, several spaces extend visitors into the landscape for quiet observation, reflection, or simply to rest. The eastern-most ramp has a trellis for future vegetation and potential up-close experiences with wildlife. The tower includes two platforms connected by a stair.

 

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