This horizontal look-out is permanently installed on a hill on the outskirts of Mistelbach, a town approx. one hour north of Vienna, Austria. A 24 m long former tower of a wind power plant was converted into a walk-in pipe, giving new perspectives on the surrounding landscape of the so-called “Weinviertel”. Inside, local artist Magdalena Frey installed a series of photo collages to complete the views through the cut-outs.
The project was commissioned by Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich, a public art program of the federal state government Lower Austria. Additional sponsoring came from the wind service company Availon and the municipality Mistelbach. The realization was made possible with the engaged commitment of Ortsvorsteher (superintendent) Bernhard Ranftler, Aylin Pittner and Dr. Katharina Blaas-Pratscher from the federal state government and Hannes Wiesinger from Die Metallwerkstatt.
Magdalena Frey released a making-of-video on YouTube: