Program, Engineering Achievement
The former drilling tower unit as most significant space within the structure, will be treated as objet trouvé and reframed as visitor center.
Only the connecting intermediate level is dismantled and replaced by a free-floating bridge. The subtraction is necessary to provide sight of the northern and southern drilling rigs and to emphasize the enormous heights of the structure.
The materials and forms of the past inspire the addition of a new main stair in the center of the former drilling tower, which provides a connection through material and time to the future.
The preservation happens completely free of form, by the mere staging of the found through lighting und guidance. The aim is to create multiple readings within the built environment and to leave space for interpretations.