An incredible and creatively designed nature observatory called Camp Adventure is located about one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark, in the preserved forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove.
A sturdy walking bridge, nearly 3000 feet long, was built to wind through the forest until the path eventually ends at the foot of 148 foot tall observation tower. The observation tower looks like a spiral ramp that stretches above the trees.
The Treetop Experience includes two different paths, one that allows you to stay on the ground, and another high route that winds through the canopy of the trees, allowing visitors to look down on the forest below.
The higher path passes through the oldest parts of the forest, while the tower and the lower paths are located in the younger areas. The high walkway also features a variety of activities that teach visitors about the forest.
Just after Camp Adventure was completed in 2017, the architecture studio behind the project, EFFEKT, won the ICONIC Award for “Visionary Architecture.”
In addition to the breathtaking views of the forest and nearby lakes, creeks and wetlands, Camp Adventure also offers numerous other activities, including zip lines and an existing adventure sports facility.
The studio says on their website that the Camp Adventure tower and treetop walk is “a seamless continuous ramp that makes the forest accessible to all – regardless of their physical condition.”
According to the website, “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.”
All photos courtesy of EFFEKT Architects