Lighted spi­ral en­trance to tree­walk

Walking New Zealand - - Walk Talk -

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.

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