Adventure in the Canopy

Some architectural projects, like this recreational nature park in Denmark, have a uniqueness that originates from the functional mission of the client. The schema is seen in a visitor’s map, illustrating a boardwalk ramp that extends through woodland and up into a forest canopy.

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Map of the schema: (1) Start, (2) Voliere, (3) Tree slalom, (4) Split up, (5) Take off, (6) River cross, (7) First loop, (8) Amphi, (9) Crossed viewport, (10) Observation tower. Design by EFFEKT Architects © EFFEKT Architects, graphics

This adventure camp near Copenhagen is dissolving barriers and creating an extraordinary possibility for people who don’t often climb trees. A forest floor is unreliable insofar that it is uneven. The terrestrial ecosystem and its earthy aromas are familiar. In contrast, the Danish company Camp Adventure welcomes us to enjoy the sunlight and fresh breeze that dapple and rustle the leaves of the forest canopy.

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Design by EFFEKT Architects © EFFEKT Architects, graphics

Designed pathways typically have comfortably spaced vista-points and rest-spots. These special points create a simple structure for the narrative of a day’s journey until visitors reach a terminal destination that feels like a climax. There are several distinct experiential points of interest along the way.

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Design by EFFEKT Architects © EFFEKT Architects, graphics

The plans for this accessible adventure course do not disappoint. The arrival terminal for this forest-intervention proposal is a tapered vortex tower with a 360° view above the treetops.

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Design by EFFEKT Architects © EFFEKT Architects, graphics

When this path and ramp are completed, there will be an enjoyable activity for everyone at this adventure park, pleasing even those who travel in groups. We can see that times are changing when something as simple as a recreational path takes such an unusual shape.

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Written by CPG

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CREDIT
EFFEKT Architects, architect. Camp Adventure Park – The Treetop Experience. Camp Adventure, www.campadventure.dk, client. Arup, engineer. Haslev, DK, c. 2016, ongoing.
NEWS SOURCE
Elena Markus, “Über den Wolken: ‘Treetop Experience’ von EFFEKT Architects,” Detail (blog), October 19, 2017, https://www.detail.de/blog-artikel/ueber-den-wolken-treetop-experience-von-effekt-architects-31077/.

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