RAU Architects constructs egg-shaped bird observatory along the dutch coast.
Netherlands-based studio RAU Architects, in collaboration with RO&AD Architecten, design the egg-shaped structure entitled ‘TIJ as part of a series of objects designed to celebrate the opening of the ‘haringvliet sluices’. A group of dam-like hydro constructions, the ‘sluices’ were opened in order to improve water quality and biodiversity while stimulating fish migration. The structures work to create a new, salt-resistant and salt-loving natural environment. The biodiversity in the surrounding nature reserves will increase while a more robust, healthier ecosystem will develop in the upcoming years. To let people experience and explore these changes, a series of bird observatories, including ‘TIJ, have been designed on the haringvliet site.