Elevated 15 meters high over the treetops, the Treetop Walk by EFFEKT is Norway’s first treetop walkway where nature lovers can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view over the pine forest, clear lakes, and rock formation that make up the natural landscape.
Hamaren Activity Park is a public destination for outdoor experiences in nature, located in Fyresdal, at the heart of the Telemark region in Norway.
“The real task before us was to reconnect people with nature and create a design that would enhance the experience of the visitors – taking them on a slow and poetic walk through the forest canopy, culminating in a rush of excitement as they take in a scenic view of the lake against the sky at 60 meters above lake water level,” explains Tue Foged, founder of Copenhagen-based EFFEKT.
“Although it is a small gesture in the bigger picture, we hope that granting people free and universal access to experience the sublime nature of this site, can serve as an example for others.”
The addition to the park is a one-kilometer route enabling accessibility through the forest all the way to the summit of Klokkahamren.
The new infrastructure consists of a fully wooden boardwalk structure that overcomes the challenging terrain while respecting the existing biotops and nature.
The route is designed as a sequence of features that provides few micro-experiences, such as taking a rest while enjoying the deep forest natural setting, or enjoying the views from strategically located viewpoints.
The final feature is a 50-meter diameter circular viewpoint situated at the top of the hill offering panoramic views of the lake and surroundings.
Project: Hamaren Activity Park
Design Team: Tue Foged, Sinus Lynge, Toni Rubio Soler, Ehsan Fazli, Emil Vindnæs, Evgeny Markachev, Marco Buonocore, Marco Sartoretto, Filippa Gurt, and Valts Kasparans
Client: Fyresdal Municipality
Photographers: Rasmus Hjortshøj