Camp Adventure Park

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A unique experience in the forest canopy

The Treetop Experience is a new and unique experience destination. A 600 meter treetop walk connected to a 45 meter tall observation tower creates a unique opportunity to take a walk above the treetops and experience the stunning nature of the preserved forest from another perspective. The tower and treetop walk is as a seamless continuous ramp that makes the forest accessible to all - regardless of their physical condition. 

The Treetop Experience is located in the preserved forest, Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark. The forest is graced with several natural biotopes such as lakes, creeks and wetlands. 

The route through the trees passes gently and sensitively through different varieties of forrest, while minimizing the disturbance of the environment. The treetop walk is split into a higher and a lower walkway. The high walkway will pass through the oldest parts of the forest while the tower and the lower walkway are located in the younger areas. The high walkway also feature a series of activities for different user groups to learn and enjoy the forest qualities.

The culminating feature of the treetop walk is the tower and observation deck located 45 meters above the ground. 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. This does not only increase the stability of the tower but also increase the observation deck area at the top of the tower. Furthermore it also allows for better contact to the forest canopy.

The new Treetop Experience will be part of Camp Adventure, an existing adventure sports facility that include treetop climbing and aerial zip lines.
 

 

PROJECT DATA


Project name

Camp Adventure Park


Typology

Educational, Research


Location

Denderup Vænge, Næstved, DK


Year

2017


Status

Under construction


Size

900 m boardwalk, 50 m Tower


Client

Camp Adventure Park


Collaborators

ARUP


Design team

Tue Hesselberg Foged, Tina Lund Højgaard, Oscar Elfving, Alexis Andersen, Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Toni Rubio Soler, Anders Hjortnæs, Yulia Kozlova, Evgeny Markachev, Oscar Elfving, Nicolai Duedahl Hende, Paula Madrid Bergillos, Carlos Suriñach


Awards

ICONIC Award 2017 - Visionary Architecture


 
One hour drive from Copenhagen

One hour drive from Copenhagen

Denderup Vænge Preserved forest

Denderup Vænge Preserved forest

Site
The Tree Top Walk is located in
Haslev Denmark, within the forest area
Denderup Vænge

Infrastructure
The route starts at Camp Adventure
Farmhouse connected by
Ny Næstvedvej

Topography
The area is characterized by a hilly landscape
very rare in the region

Water features
The walk follows and crosses a creek, 
lakes and wedland

Type of forests
The walk passes trough
different types of forests

Features and activities
The Tree Top Experience is a string of features
and activities for different user groups
to learn and enjoy the forest qualities

 
The low route of the treetop walk

The low route of the treetop walk

 

THE ROUTE

The high route of the treetop walk

The high route of the treetop walk

 

FEATURES AND ACTIVITIES

Voliere
The treetop walk passes through
a voliere with different birds

Split up
The path splits up to reach
the first tree crowns

Take off
A fast and fun way to gain height

Flat loop
Walk around a tree crown, enjoy the view
or study the trees up close

Amphi
A stepped seating pocket to take a rest,
look and learn about the forest

Crossed viewpoint
A last stop with different viewpoints
before starting the final climb

 
One of the features on the treetop walk: An amphi seating pocket

One of the features on the treetop walk: An amphi seating pocket

 

THE OBSERVATION TOWER

Cylinder
The starting point is to build an observation
viewpoint platform at 45 meter high
with an accessible ramp. 
The cylinder is the most logical shape
for modelling such a ramp

Maximizing Bases
Maximizing the diameter of the base
and the top to get a bigger
top platform to enjoy the views
and a bigger base for a better stability

Greater Contact
The hyperbolic curvature of the tower
gives space for the trees around it
allowing to have a closer look
at the crowns

 

The Ramp
A ramp with continuous slope brings
accessibility to any visitor

Viewpoint Platform
The viewpoint platform gives a 360° view
panorama of the surroundings

Experience
The tower enhance the experience
of the visitor giving a new perspective
to nature in an enjoyable way
 

 
View of the central space of the observation tower

View of the central space of the observation tower

Ramp Experience
The geometry and spacing of the ramp fluctuates according to the changing curvature. 
The ramp becomes a sculptural element in itself making the journey to the top a unique experience. 

 
View of the ramp at a low height of the observation tower

View of the ramp at a low height of the observation tower

View of the central space of the observation tower

View of the central space of the observation tower

Structure
A rotation of 120° allows the use of straight structural
elements resulting in a very stiff, efficient, and visually striking structure.

 
View of the observation tower from the ground

View of the observation tower from the ground

View of the ramp at a high point approaching the viewpoint platform

View of the ramp at a high point approaching the viewpoint platform