De Beverbrug

Observatorium

The “Beverbrug” is part of a 40-kilometer-long art route by RiverArt. With this route RiverArt wants to attract international attention to the region Rotterdam-Drechtsteden. In the nine-kilometer distance between Rotterdam and Dordrecht, a functioning landscape has developed through the years. Industries, nature and urbanization are combined together in a special way next to the rivers. Next to the banks of the rivers, RiverArt wants to show this with a route that contains 25 inspiring artworks.
Mothership has created an iconic vantage point of (world)format in the nature area de Zaag, based on the Design of artist collective Observatorium. Back in 2016, Rijkswaterstaat commissioned the redevelopment for the area to become a hotspot. This plan has been realized with the help of the Beverbrug. The design is inspired by a beaver castle. Via two stairs you can reach a hole that is circa 6.5 meters high. From here you have a panoramic view across the whole area. You’re protected by a façade that looks like a stack of wood from a beaver castle. The design is made with weathering steel. This steel makes the Beverbrug vandal proof, sustainable and low maintenance. The rust color of the material makes it look like a stack of wooden beams that beavers make in rivers. The lookout tower is iconic to the river in relation to the newly designed landscape for locals and nature lovers.

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