Lakeside Periscope Tower / SD Review 2015

OOPEAA’s Periscope Tower is one of the winners of the Japanese award SD Review 2015.
The Periscope Tower project will be exhibited together with the other winners in Tokyo and Kyoto.


The design for a new viewing tower, the Periscope Tower, to be built on the Lake Kyrkösjärvi in Seinäjoki, Finland has recently been completed. The tower is part of a larger landscape design project for reshaping the lake shore, developed by OOPEAA for the Seinäjoki Housing Fair 2016.

Made entirely of wood, the structure is composed of an inner core of CLT and an external wooden frame which serves as load bearing structure. The wooden frame enfolds around the core and creates space for a staircase to climb up to the top and enjoy the view over the lake.

For more information about the projects featured in the exhibition, visit the webpage of SD Review here.

Tokyo exhibition
9-20 September 12:00-19:00 (until 16:00 on the last day)
Hillside terrace F tower, Hillside Forum. 18-8 Shibuya Sarugaku-cho. 150-0033 Tokyo.

Kyoto exhibition
28 September-12 October 10:00~17:00
Kyoto Institute of Technology,
Hashigami-cho Matsugasaki Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi Kyoto 606-8585

About the award
The aim of SD Review is to provide a place that enables architects practicing in localities and young architects to present their works and winners to build new networks or communicate with one another through exhibitions: offers a survey of that year’s architectural trends and reflects that year’s social conditions: and stimulates activities in  the architectural world.

Architects and designers are invited to submit real projects in the design or construction stage: selected works are displayed in an exhibition, reviewed and published. Unlike a competition purely of ideas, this is an attempt to offer a new perspective on the way architects, through design, grapple with the real world.