Wooden tower and trees
Wooden tower supporting a medieval remnant. Viewpoint for visitors

In the municipality of Puig-reig, Catalonia, there are the remains of Merola Castle, dating back to the 13th century: a watchtower, which became unstable due to the earthquake in 1500 was stabilised thanks to the design of a wooden tower by Carles Enrich Studio

The only remnant of Merola Castle, a single face of the watchtower was in danger of collapsing at any moment which would have resulted in the subsequent loss of the only surviving part of the monument

Wooden tower and medieval remains

Thanks to the intervention of the Carles Enrich Studio, it has not only been possible to preserve the remains of the castle, but also to make them a point of attraction for visitors

Wooden tower and medieval remains

The first step was to consolidate the remains of the medieval structure and then strengthen them with a wooden structure that will complement the original design of the stone wall

Wooden tower and medieval remains

The wooden structure is composed of square section with a staircase that allows the circulation and facilitates the maintenance of the monument inside. In addition to supporting the construction, the wooden tower also reestablishes the original function of the tower, that of a panoramic viewpoint

Wooden tower and medieval remains

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