arboretum lookout tower
Archon Competition, University of Arizona, 2008
design partner: Ying Xiong
Located in the Madera Canyon foothills, the gradually rotating lookout tower heightens visitors’ awareness of the unique arboretum landscape before providing spectacular views north and south. Stair landings are designed to visually direct people to particular features in the arboretum, as well as provide space for rest during the ascent.