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Cycling through the Trees / Burolandschap

Cycling through the Trees / Burolandschap

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Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Burolandschap
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    AVEVA Bocad, Bolidt, Cévan, Jakob Rope Systems, SCIA, ThyssenKrupp Germany & Voestalpine, Vectorworks
  • Clients

    Visit Limburg
  • Engineering

    Smulders nv
  • Consultants

    BAS bvba (structural stability)
  • Collaborators

    MOLS (road works)
  • Lead Architects

    Burolandschap
  • Design Team

    Burolandschap – De Gregorio & Partners
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Text description provided by the architects. The new cycle path through the trees adds a unique experience to the Limburg cycle route network. Cyclists ride 700 metres along a cycle bridge – a double circle 100 metres in diameter – that rises gradually (gradient of 3-4 %) to a height of 10 metres before then descending again at the same gradient, giving cyclists and walkers a sensational 360° experience.

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For the sake of safety, cycling is one-way and there is a subtle wire net with a handrail. The new cycle bridge sits on a structure of 449 unique columns made of weathered steel to symbolize the trunks of the pine trees, so the entire structure blends beautifully into its environment.

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Section 01
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Respect for flora and fauna was key to both the design of the cycle bridge and its construction in the forest. The project was implemented with nature as a companion and constitutes a logical link in the Bosland ‘Cycle of Life’.

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Section 02

The trees that were felled to clear the space for the cycle path have been given a new life at the start of the route in the form of an information pavilion made from the stacked recycled tree trunks. Moreover, the coniferous trees are still represented in a symbolic way: the new cycle bridge sits on a structure of 449 unique columns made of weathered steel to symbolize the trunks of the fir trees, so the entire structure blends beautifully into its environment.

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Address: Pijnven, Bosland, Hechtel-Eksel, Limburg, Belgium

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Cite: "Cycling through the Trees / Burolandschap" 11 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/924605/cycling-through-the-trees-burolandschap/> ISSN 0719-8884
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