Lighted spiral entrance to treewalk
A nine metre high new lanterninspired spiral entranceway with a focus on design, sus tai nabi l i ty and innovation has been officially opened at the Redwoods Treewalk, Rotorua. The new entry allows visitors the chance to wind their way up from the forest floor into the tree canopy. Redwood Treewalk cofounder and director, Bruce Thomasen says it both complements and contrasts the beauty of the natural environment, providing a focal point for the day and night experience. ‘Designed to also be a large lantern at nighy the new entrance highlights the unique relationship between form and function, design and innovation and the natural elements of the Treewalk. ‘The outer ring is suspended from the trees using a unique sling system in a sustainable way, with the inner platform supported by four wooden poles. ‘Built and engineered locally, we’ve used a mixture of steel and timber, predominantly macrocarpa,’ Thomasen says.