The Origen Tower, also called Julierturm or Julier tower, was designed by Origen festival directory Giovanni Netzer in collaboration with engineer Walter Bieler. It stands since 2017 at the top of the Julierpass at 2200m above sea level. The 30m high tower has a star shape and uses 10 pillars for its load bearing structure. It was prefabricated in 40 parts and assembled on site in only two months.
The red tower is built using wood as its main building material and contains a full height central atrium.
The spectators are seated around the central stage allowing the spectators to contemplate the vast landscape outside at the same time as the show !
The stage with a diameter of 8m can be height-adjusted inside the tower. It is suspended from the roof.
The ephemeral theatre building was originally supposed to be removed in 2020 but its construction permit has been extended until 2023.