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Hallenhaus by Observatorium

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Built beside Germany’s A57 motorway, Hallenhaus is both a lookout point and public art.

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Designed by Observatorium, a Dutch artists’ collective, the structure is made of steel trusses.

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It evokes a strange combination of the area’s existing buildings; farm buildings and energy infrastructure.

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Purposely incomplete in its appearance, Hallenhaus is a symbol of positive change.

First and fourth photos by Michael, second photo by Claus Moser, third photo by Uwe, all from Flickr (cc).

Lauren Miles is editor of OpenCity Projects.

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