A huge spiralling tower was just built in the middle of a Danish forest to help bring people closer to nature

Rasmus Hjortshoj / EFFEKTThe tower is made from weathered steel and locally sourced oak.
  • A treetop walkway has just been built in a forest near Copenhagen.
  • It stands in Camp Adventure, which is Denmark’s biggest climbing park.
  • The goal is to bring visitors closer to nature, giving them a view of the surrounding rolling hills, wetlands, and meadows.
  • The tower’s materials “blend in subtly with the surrounding natural context,” the architects said.
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There’s a forest about an hour from Copenhagen called Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, and within it is Camp Adventure – Denmark’s biggest climbing park.

In the middle of the trees stands a new 45-meter tower which looks over the impressive scenery.

The tower was designed by EFFEKT Architects with the goal of bringing visitors closer to nature.

The spiral walkway allows people to climb to 140 meters above sea level, while taking in the surrounding rolling hills, wetlands, and meadows. On a clear day, visitors should be able to see 50 kilometers in any direction.

“We wanted to create an extraordinary observation tower,” Kasper Larsen, the project manager, told INSIDER.

“You can see vast areas of forest, fields, villages and in clear weather you can also see the tall buildings in Copenhagen.”

In keeping with the natural theme, the tower is made from weathered steel and locally sourced oak which the architects said “blend in subtly with the surrounding natural context.”

The Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen led the ribbon cutting ceremony for the tower on March 31, and said it would be great to bring more tourism to the area.

“It has been a long challenging process from the original inception of the idea, to where we are today,” said Larson. “We are thrilled to offer this truly unique experience on our grounds and we look forward to sharing this experience with our future visitors.”

From the reception area to the top of the tower and back again is about 3.2 kilometers, Larson said.

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On the opening day, 2,500 people visited the tower. It has also won several awards, including the German Design Council Award where it won Best of Best in the Concept category, the 2017 ICONIC Award in the Visionary Architecture category, and South Coast Denmark’s Best Tourism Initiative in 2018.

You can find out more at the Camp Adventure website, or at EFFEKT Architecture.

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