Just one hour south of Copenhagen, you will find Camp Adventure and the unique nature experience “Forest Tower”. The 45-meter-tall hourglass-shaped tower lets you experience the forest while climbing the 900-meter-long boardwalk. Check out the amazing pictures of the wooden skyscraper below.
Camp Adventure Forest Tower
The Forest Tower at Camp Adventure opened on the 31st of March 2019 and is a unique nature experience that does not exist elsewhere in Scandinavia. The tower is the centrepiece of a larger project at the Camp Adventure, which is the largest Climbing Park in Denmark spreading over an area of 7.5 hectares (18.5. acres).
A treetop experience
The 45-meter-tall hourglass tower is made from Corten steel and locally sourced wood to blend in with the natural surroundings. You climb the tower via a 900-meter-long boardwalk and the spiralling path is an experience in itself. Interactive, integrated elements tell visitors about the forest and from the forest floor to the wooden crowns, you can study the trees up close at eye level. Furthermore, the walkway also includes a range of design features like looping pathways, bleacher seating and bridges.
From the top, you have a 360-degree bird’s-eye view that allows you to see 25 km over the Danish landscape. The top platform is 135 meters above sea level which is the highest available point in Sealand (the highest point in Denmark is 170 meters above sea level).
The Forest Tower is created by the Danish design firm EFFEKT. The vision behind the boardwalk project is to make the forest accessible to all without disrupting the environment. To achieve this, the team has used wood from local trees to make the steel structure blend in with the natural colors surrounding the tower.
The treetop walk is made as a seamless continuous ramp that makes the forest accessible to all – regardless of their physical condition. 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.
Vising the Camp Adventure Tower
The Forest Tower is located at Camp Adventure Park in the preserved forest “Gisselfeld Klosters Skove”, one hour south of Copenhagen. Taking a trip to the south of Sealand, allows you to take a break from sightseeing and get close to local nature. In addition to the new tower, the park also offers the longest zip line in Northern Europe and different treetop climbing experiences.
Project name: Camp Adventure Park
Location: Denderup Vænge, Næstved, Denmark
Size: 900 m boardwalk, 50 m Tower
Design team: Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Toni Rubio Soler, Anders Hjortnæs, Yulia Kozlova, Evgeny Markachev, Oscar Elfving, Nicolai Duedahl Hende, Marco Antonio Ravini, Paula Madrid Bergillos, Carlos Suriñach
Awards ICONIC Award 2017 – Visionary Architecture