This stunning new design for an antenna tower outside the Turkish city of Çanakkale has just won an international competition, beating out such big-name firms as Snohetta, Fernando Romero, and Sou Fujimoto. Designed by IND and Powerhouse Company—who worked with structural engineers ABT to make sure it'd all work as planned—the antenna is a racetrack-like loop through the forest, sporting an outdoor pedestrian walkway and indoor public spaces at the tower's base.

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The competition was more of a call for ideas, on the other hand, which means that the tower's future is by no means certain; but this graceful, looping form that soars up and out of the heavily wooded landscape would be an amazing sight to see. [Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition]

All images courtesy IND / Powerhouse Company / ABT