Estonian Students Build Huge Wooden Megaphones In Order To Listen To The Forest


Want to hear the sounds of the forest amplified? Now you can thanks to these huge wooden megaphones built by a group of interior architecture students from the Estonian Academy Of Arts. The students set up the king-size sound system deep in Estonia’s forest, and the installation was opened to all on September 18.

The megaphones serve as the perfect combination of nature and architectural space. Any and all hikers in the area have the opportunity to access the megaphones and all of the sounds they produce for free. You can also use the megaphones as a place to take a break, sit back and relax, or as a stage to put on a little deep forest performance.

The megaphones were placed in a very particular location so that they pick up sounds from all three directions, creating a unique sound at the very center. The original inventor of the neat design is an interior architecture student named Birgit Õigus, who got a lot of help from her fellow peers. The group of students also got assistance from professional designers Ahti Grünberg, Tõnis Kalve, and architecture office b210.

What better place to set up these wooden megaphones than Estonia, where 51% of the land is covered in lush forest. Popular Estonian author Valdur Mikita said, “It’s a place to listen, to browse the audible book of nature – there hasn’t really been a place like that in Estonia before.”

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