Overview tower „Bohdanka“ is near by the small town Bohdaneč in the Czech Republic. The tower is a free standing 52.2m tall structure formed from timber logs (one of the highest of this kind in the world). WaVe Structural Design provided design for the main structural joints, wood durability and wood quality expertise for TAROS NOVA Ltd. (wooden structure general designer, manufacturer and erector). We cooperated with doc. Ing. Bohumil Straka, CSc., Ing. Bohumil Koželouh, CSc. and Ing. Josef Mikšátko, CSc.
Client: TAROS NOVA s.r.o.
Location: Bohdaneč, Czech Republic
WaVe Structural Design:
Design of main structural joints (cooperated with doc. Ing. Bohumil Straka, CSc.)
Wood durability (cooperated with Ing. Bohumil Koželouh, CSc. and doc. Ing. Bohumil Straka, CSc.)
Wood quality expertise (cooperated with Ing. Josef Mikšátko, CSc. and Ing. Bohumil Koželouh, CSc.). The tower structural design, manufacture drawings and erection undertaken by TAROS NOVA s.r.o. The dynamic response of structure was calculated by doc. Ing. Vlastislav Salajka, CSc. and doc. Ing. Jiří Kala, Ph.D.
Height: 52.2m, Base: 8.2×8.2m, Height of observation floor:40.7m, No of steps in stair:217 , Opening:14/5/2011, Structure erection: 3 Months, Structural spruce log:160m3, Loose timber:45m3, Steel for joints:33t, Joints: Doweled steel plates with crack prevention, Foundation: Micropiles and Concrete slab.
For more information see article published in June 2011 Inovativní řešení konstrukce a montáže rozhledny Bohdanka
For additional information please visit
– Bohdaneč town
– Video – Tower Opening Ceremony