废弃采石场山上的瞭望台位于贝斯基迪风景保护区的霍尼贝奇瓦村东部。树木繁茂的山顶位于村庄水库的左岸，由 Rožnovská Bečva 河供水，周围环绕着许多分散的住宅和娱乐场所。裸露的采石场墙结构不太稳定，形成了朝南的边界。Horní Bečva 采石场也是 Ciężkowice 砂岩的重要产地。
The lookout on the abandoned quarry hill can be found in the eastern part of the Horní Bečva village in the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area. Rising up on the left bank of the village water reservoir, fed by the Rožnovská Bečva river, the wooded hilltop is surrounded by a number of scattered family homes and recreational properties. An exposed quarry wall, partially unstable, forms its south facing edge. The Horní Bečva quarry is also an important reference locality of the Ciężkowice Sandstone.
The objective was to provide pedestrian access to the topmost section of the hill. We designed a new set of footpaths that naturally follow the sloping terrain. With respect to their present unspoiled state, we sought to subtly elaborate and complement the qualities of the existing environments – the rock outcrops, the woodland and the quarry itself. Three new scenic walks take the visitors up the slopes and to the summit of the quarry hill, forming together a walking circuit connecting all the main lookout points, a nearby road and a parking lot.
在这三个步道中，较平缓的一条蜿蜒穿过一片新植的当地树种。随着时间的推移，小树林将成长成一个植物园，与周围的乡村连接起来。步行到山顶岩石的鞍部，一个小型瞭望野餐平台映入眼帘。它的造型灵感来自当地散布的摇摇欲坠的废弃房屋和杂草丛生的地基，这些房屋散布在贝斯基迪山脉中，证明了该地的祖先曾在这些偏远的地区定居和耕种。低矮的干石墙（房屋地基）拔地而起，形成瞭望台的底部。构筑物提供额外的座位。从这里向西眺望，可以看到 Bečva 山谷和水库。
Ofthe three walks, the gentler one winds through a freshly planted grove of local tree species. In time, the grove will become an arboretum, referencing the surrounding countryside. As the walk reaches the saddle under the rocky summit of the hill, there is a small lookout picnic platform. Its form is inspired by the crumbling and overgrown foundations of abandoned homes, found scattered all over the Beskydy mountains as evidence of the fact that our ancestors settled and farmed even the most remote of places. Low, dry stone walls (house foundations) rise from the ground to define the base of the lookout. The walls also provide additional seating. From here, views to the west show the Bečva valley and reservoir.
The steeper walk follows the crest of the quarry. The ground is stable here. In the middle of the climb a metal grating bridge cantilevers out from the quarry wall – walking over it can enhance the viewing experience. It is a rest point half way up the steep slope and also a unique opportunity for a close-up inspection of the quarry face, where the natural succession process is taking place.
The final destination is the topmost part of the hill. Three lookout structures – empty cube frames – complement the dramatic natural setting. Placed carefully between rocks and boulders of the rugged terrain, they are not supposed to disturb. They are empty spaces, defined by architecture, inviting the visitors to stop and rest, in the midst of the forest. On the summit of the hill, the main lookout offers views over the quarry wall and into the surrounding countryside of hills and meadows. The other two structures are rest points, best suited for contemplating quietly or watching the forest, with spruces on one side and pines on the other.
The primary material used for the footpaths and walls was stone and gravel taken from the quarry. The paths are also lined by oak benches. For safety reasons, a rope fence with oak stakes indicates the edge of the quarry. The lookout structures were assembled from galvanized steel profiles, finished with a black protective coating, and wood boards for floors and ceilings. The flat vegetative roofs are designed as roof gardens left to the natural succession process.
Studio: henkai architekti
Author: Daniel Baroš [henkai architekti]
Ondřej Nečaský [ZAHRADA-PARK-KRAJINA]
Zdeněk Strnadel [ZAHRADA-PARK-KRAJINA]
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Studio address: Bezručova 663, 756 61 Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
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Project country: Czech Republic
Project year: 2018-2020
Completion year: 2021
Built-up Area: 3 x 7,3 m² lookout cube
Dimensions: 1 km length of the footpaths
Cost: 142 000 €
Client: The Municipality of Horní Bečva
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Client's website: www.hornibecva.cz
Photographer: BoysPlayNice, email@example.com, www.boysplaynice.com
Collaborator: Structural engineering: Josef Pacula
Graphic design: Jaroslav Juráček