With steep ascents, rocky passes, and branches jutting from the ground, walking and hiking trails are not always usable by disabled people or those with strollers. The Danish architecture firm EFFEKT designed its latest project with this barrier in mind and constructed a winding path with a gradual incline that expands access to the striking treetop views of Norway’s Fyresdal region.
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Located at Hamaren Activity Park, the pine walkway slowly scales 15 meters through the lakeside forest before reaching a circular outlook. The construction, built in collaboration with local contractor Inge Aamlid, spans about two meters wide and one kilometer long as it guides visitors along the ascent of the lush Klokkarhamaren hill, which reaches 338 meters at its peak. As the walkway rises, the structural pillars more directly evoke the tall, sturdy trees of the forest, nodding to the surrounding environment and the region’s tradition of pine logging.
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