UIA World Congress: Guided tour to the Forest Tower

Guided tour to the Forest Tower (Only for participants to the UIA World Congress)
July 6 with a bus departing from Bella Center at 1:15 – BOOK HERE

As part of the UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen 2023, you can get a peek into the future of nature experiences on a guided tour around Camp Adventure's 45-metre Tower offering a unique adventure not found anywhere else in Scandinavia.

Set in the historic Gisselfeld Kloster's Forest – a glacial woodland characterized by rolling hills, ephemeral streams, lakes, wetlands and meadows – on its own a changeable landscape experience that is influenced by the rich bird life and the changing seasons – the experience features a 900 meter elevated boardwalk zig zagging in and out between the trees, culminating in a 45-metre tower with a 650 meter long inner spiraling ramp, which offers breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and nature.

On this guided tour we will take you around the tower and tell the story of how the Forest Tower went from idea to reality. The idea behind the elevated boardwalk leading to the tower is to make the forest accessible to everyone without disrupting the natural environment – ​​that habitat to a wide variety of species living in harmony with nature. To achieve this, the tower was constructed from weathered steel and locally sourced oak, to blend in subtly with the surrounding natural context.

Nature provides the real experience. The design of the route and observation tower made it more accessible and offered a series of new and alternate perspectives.

The tower is shaped to enhance the experience of the visitor, shunning the typical cylindrical shape in favor of a curved profile with a slender waist and enlarged base and crown. This allows for better contact with the forest canopy moving up through the tower.

The spiraling ramp to the observation deck also benefits from the hyperbolic shape. While keeping a fixed gradient, the geometry and spacing of the ramp fluctuates according to the changing curvature. The ramp becomes a sculptural element that makes the journey to the top a unique experience of shifting intimacy while offering step-free access to all visitors.

The tower's top platform is 140 meters above sea level and the highest accessible point in the whole of Zealand. In clear weather there is an unobstructed view 50 km to Copenhagen and Malmo in the north and the rugged Southern Zealand manor landscape to the south and east.

Date: July 6 2023

Bus departures: 1:15 from Bella Center

Arrival at Camp Adventure: 2:30

Presentation by EFFEKT Architects: 2:45

Guided tour to The Forest Tower: 3:45

Bus departures: 5:30

Arrival at Bella Center: 6:30

Total price: 49 EUR / 350 DKK per person

The experience is wheelchair friendly.