Walking on the forest. Fuzhou forest walkway by LOOK Architects

16/07/2017
Walking on the forest. Fuzhou forest walkway by LOOK Architects
[Gulou District - Fuzhou] China
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Fuzhou forest walkway by LOOK Architects. Photograph © Zhou Yue Dong
Walking on trees has always been a recurring fantasy, now the Singapore-based "Look Architects" proposes, the design a elevated steel pedestrian walkway system weaving through forested areas in Fuzhou, Gulou District, China, developing over 6.3 kilometres of walkway.
Look Architects has not only designed a set of walkways that try to bring nature closer to citizens through the concept of Fudao, the project also wants to be a smart and future response. The system of parsarelas has numerous support facilities and a technological system of WIFI and connectivity systems with which visitors can act, becoming a new eco-route model in China.
 

Description of project by Look Architects

A first-of-its kind elevated steel pedestrian walkway system weaving through forested areas in China, Fuzhou Forest Walkway spans over 6.3 kilometres from end to end, threading through the full breadth of Jinniushan - a Middle Pleistocene paleoanthropological site- and covers about 19 kilometres along its winding path. A signature urban connector network that provides public accessibility to indigenous hinterland stretching north- east of Minjiang, Fudao signifies an awakened consciousness to improve lives of city dwellers by bringing nature within closer reach.

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Urban designer
LOOK Architects (Singapore) (Singapur)
Project Team
Look Boon Gee, Ng Sor Hiang, Chua Liang
Ping,Lee Liting, Chow Khoon Toong, Yue Shirong, Lim Wan Chien, Chris Su, Kevin Doan
Collaborators
Associated Architect.- Fuzhou Planning D
esign and Research Institute. Structural Design Engineer.- Arup Singapore Pte Ltd. Local Structural Engineer.- Fuzhou Planning Design & Research Institute. Mechanical & Electrical Engineer.- Fuzhou Planning Design & Research Institute. Quantity Surveyor.- Fuzhou Planning Design & Research Institute. Landscape Architect.- Fuzhou Planning Design & Research Institute
Client
People’s Government of Golou District, F
uzhou, China
Main Contractor
GuangDong Foundation Engineering Group C
o., Ltd , China First Metallurgical Group Co., Ltd
Area
760000.0 m²

LOOK

LOOK Architects. Led by founder Look Boon Gee and co-founder Ng Sor Hiang, LOOK Architects has been ...read more