Spincemaille's masterpiece has been built on the Hertogen Island in between two stretches of the River Dijle where once the city of Leuven first came into existence.
It took over a hundred volunteers two weeks to build the tower: they had to work carefully adding layer upon layer of earth that had been dug up especially. The earth comes from a depth that means it has never been touched by human hands.
The tower stands 5.30 metres in the Handbooghof and was inaugurated to mark the start of a new cultural year in the city. It has a diameter of 5 metres and includes a central space that will be accessible to the public at large once the earth has dried sufficiently.