Bike Touring Highlight
The biorama project in the Joachimsthal district of the Barnim district is a converted historic water tower, now privately owned. The name derives from the Biosphere Reserve and Panorama, which makes the new use of the historic building in the Schorfheide-Chorin Nature Park understandable. The hemp designer Richard Hurding and the artist Sarah Phillips bought in 2002 the unused since 1990 water tower to use it as an apartment. The English, together with the German architect Frank Meilchen, developed the project they called "Biorama". The tower became a vertical home, for the conversion of which EU funds of 240,000 euros were provided, the new owners themselves invested about 250,000 euros. On the roof of the 21 meters (123 meters above sea level) high listed tower, a viewing platform was built in place of the water tank. In the tower itself, a study, a bedroom, a living room, two offices, a kitchen and a sanitary cubicle are housed on four levels on a total of 140 square meters. Ina Brzoska: Vertical home. An artist couple from England made his dream come true - it moved into a water tower in the Schorfheide. The prospect can be reached by the visitors either via a modern metal exterior staircase with 118 steps or via an adjacent futuristic and handicapped accessible elevator, which was also built according to plans by Frank Meilchen. The attractiveness of the Biorama could be further increased by changing exhibitions at the foot of the tower. In 2009, the art projects were titled "Potato Art", which should bring attention to the endangered biodiversity. - The artist couple also plans to convert a neighboring building known as the White Villa into a theater.
July 31, 2016
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