Kalø Tower Visitor Access

The Danish major national tourist attraction is situated north on Jylland on an isthmus projecting from the coast. The 700 years old medieval ruin of a royal castle is a local reference and social anchor. The brick tower has until now only had a single small opening at its base as the only visual access into the three stories high and two stories deep ruin. With a zig-zagging staircase Map Architects has created a structure that allows visitors to enter and experience archeological layers at hand´s reach, in addition to walking upwards accessing openings and balconies. It also offers the opportunity to view a magnificent landscape surrounding the historic site. The staircase is minimal in its detail and creates an intricate space within the ruin, and culminates at the top opening to the sky.

 

Photo: David A. Garcia

Photo: Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen

Photo: David A.Garcia

Photo: Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen

Photo: David A. Garcia

Photo: David A. Garcia

Photo frontpage image: Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen.