Appreciating nature usually requires little intervention from mankind.
But a preserved forest in Denmark is currently undergoing a rather large modification – thanks to an architecture firm’s plan to build an epic observation route 45 metres above the ground.
Currently being constructed in Haslev’s Camp Adventure resort at Gisselfeld Klosters Skove – one hour south of Copenhagen, The Treetop Experience is scheduled to open next year, attracting thousands of visitors.
Devised by Danish company EFFEKT, the 700 metre-long boardwalk project is a seamless ramp that makes the forest accessible to all, passing through the trees with minimal disturbance of the environment.
Built from materials select from the forest itself, such as felled trees, the aesthetic will ensure it blends in with historic woodland.
According to the project’s official site, ‘the geometry of the tower is shaped to enhance the visitor experience, shunning the typical cylindrical shape in favor of a curved profile with a slender waist and enlarged base and crown.’
It adds that ‘the ramp keeps a fixed gradient, while the geometry and spacing of the ramp fluctuates according to the changing curvature’.
As a result, users can amble through the privately-owned forest with exceptional views, which wouldn’t be accessible from ground-level.
Split into a higher and a lower walkway, the former will pass through the oldest parts of the forest, while the tower and the lower walkway is located in the younger areas. Rest areas will also be included.
The culminating feature is the tower and observation deck, which offers a 360° panorama view of the surroundings. From the apex, guests will have a view that stretches for more than 25 km.
The Treetop Experience will hover 135 metres above sea level and will be able to accommodate a maximal capacity load of 10,000 people.
It is expected to open in Spring 2018.