Construction of a viewing tower in Alūksne




Municipality of Alūksne county



From November 2017 to June 2018, SIA “Smart Energy” carried out the construction of an observation tower, tourism and information infrastructure in the protected landscape area of ​​Veclaicene, Alūksne district.

The new observation tower is located on the site of the former triangulation tower, which was dismantled during the works. In order to be able to access the construction site, the necessary area was deforested and an access road was built. The main constructions of the tower are made of reinforced concrete foundations, metal bearing structures, floor and staircase deck are made of welded grids, roof and facade frame grids are made of timber, bitumen shingle deck is used for roofing. A lightning protection system has also been created.

The roof ridge of the tower reaches a height of more than 27 m. Its height allows you to see the wide surrounding landscape that opens from Dēliņkalns. Binoculars are installed on the upper platform for further vision. At the foot of the tower, there is a small recreation area and facilities. Visitors to the natural infrastructure object are counted with the help of a people flow counter.