Initial ideas

Initial ideas

After carrying out site analysis and discovering that Higger Tor is a popular site to visit, the project developed from the idea of creating a observatory for the public, rather than for specialists. For this reason the scheme would be more likely to enrich the site than disrupt it. Precedents that inspired the beginning of the journey were the Kielder Observatory, a public astronomical facility in Kielder Forest, and Oberon’s Observatory, a stargazing platform that is hired at festivals.

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