High adventure over a volcano #design #thinkdifferently

Imagine the experience of being able to float high above a volcano…now thinkdifferently

A trio of designers from the University of Puerto Rico have created what they call an “Upservatory,” a viewing platform suspended as part of a hot air balloon.

The design is the winner of Nemrut Volcano Eyes competition which called for inspiration for a visitor observation platform to be constructed over Nemrut, a dormant volcano located in eastern Turkey.

The concept would suspend a viewing platform at 2800 m above the volcano, providing incredible aerial views of the surrounding lakes.

Design team

Fernando Irizarry
Marcos Ortiz
Gabriel Rivera

Read more about the other competition entries at architect.com here

 

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