CHURCH/ COMMUNICATION TOWER
Developing an aesthetic link between communication towers and surroundings where it had to be located close to a living community, or even on top of buildings.
The approach was not to disguise towers but to introduce hi-tech as a friendly aesthetic feature; an attempt to marry architecture to infra structure.
The church tower was a challenge to combine infra structure requirements with an architectural element. The attempt was to eliminate alienation of a communication tower which was to be located beside a church. The tower became a telecommunication function and an architectural feature; a visual component of a community building and a feature relating to people beliefs. I tried to combine the "cross"- a visual symbol that will be sought by the community in a church tower- with the design without camouflaging the tower as a tele-communicational feature.
Rendering of a telecommunication self- supporting tripole series tower and a church tower. Add-on panels are removable for access.