Effekt’s spiraling observation tower makes Danish forest accessible to all

Danish architect Effekt has designed a tower with a spiral ramp and treetop walk in the forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, one hour south of Copenhagen.

The Treetop Experience is a 600m long trek that brings visitors to the 45m tall tower that, in Effekt’s words, "creates a unique opportunity to take a walk above the treetops and experience the stunning nature of the preserved forest from another perspective".

It adds that the tower’s spiral ramp makes the forest accessible to all, regardless of their physical abilities.

The treetop walk is split into a higher and a lower route. The higher will pass through the older parts of the forest whereas the tower and the lower walkway direct the visitor through younger areas.

The high walkway also has a series of activities to help users to understand the forest’s qualities.  

The culmination of the treetop walk is the tower and observation deck. The geometry of the tower avoids the typical cylindrical shape in favour of a curved profile with a slender waist and enlarged base and crown. This increases the stability of the structure and the area of the observation deck.

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

Images courtesy of Effekt

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