Abandoned Baltic Sea Torpedo Station Will Soon Transform Into a Cool Water Sports Venue

By: | May 15th, 2015

A Polish observation tower in the Puck Bay in the Southern Baltic Sea has long been abandoned. This watchtower was used for a research facility that developed torpedoes during World War II.

The facility has a unique location, accessible only by boat. Currently, the facility is being occasionally used as a set for films or a platform for practicing divers.

Now a Polish architecture firm, MFRMGR, is looking forward to revitalizing this dilapidated structure. They plan to transform this torpedo lookout station into a one-of-a-kind water sports venue.

The site will be enclosed with a perimeter of usable docks, creating a mini harbor to prevent damage from high waves where sports enthusiasts can safely dock their boats.

The existing structure will be expanded by adding an identical second level. A spiral staircase will connect both the old and new levels. This magnificent station will have a sauna, sewage tank, food storage area, eight-bed dormitory and a patio. It will be powered by sustainable energy from wind and solar panels. It will also have a rainwater collection tank to support a small vegetable garden.

The transformed watchtower is expected to open to the public in 2016.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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