Controversial Iron Ring set to be submerged in landscape beside a Welsh castle

A huge ring-shaped walkway designed by architect George King is set to be built next to Flint Castle in Wales – but has been met with fierce opposition by locals, who see it as symbol of historic oppression. George King Architects, which has offices in London and Gloucestershire, was awarded the project following a nation-wide competition that invited leading artists

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EFFEKT unveils spiralling tower and treetop walkway for southern Denmark

Architecture studio EFFEKT has released plans for a 600-metre-long treetop walkway connected to a spiralling observation tower with 360-degree views over the forest canopy of southern Denmark. The local studio designed the continuous timber ramp as a commission for Camp Adventure, a tree-top adventure park located in the forests of Glisselfeld Kloster, Haslev – one hour south of Copenhagen. Shaped like an hourglass,

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Snøhetta set to overhaul former paper mill to offer views of Oregon waterfall

Snøhetta has unveiled its plans to transform an abandoned paper mill blocking a view of Oregon City’s Willamette Falls and waterfront into a cultural complex looped by an elevated pathway. Located on the Willamette River, The Riverwalk will open up views of Willamette Falls – North America’s second largest waterfall in volume – that haven’t been accessible for 150 years.

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Sledding path to loop around roof garden of Beijing civic centre by Andrew Bromberg

An undulating path will curve around the roof garden of this Beijing shopping centre by American architect Andrew Bromberg, and be covered in a layer of fake snow for sledding in winter. Hong Kong-based Bromberg of architectural firm Aedas, designed the Phase 3C building for the China World Trade Center complex in Chaoyang, the city’s central business district. The building is the fifth

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Elevated walkway and visitor centre added to 12th-century abbey ruins by Binario Architectes

Binario Architectes has used Corten steel, concrete and wood to create a series of new additions to the Villers Abbey in Belgium, including a visitor centre and an elevated pathway (+ slideshow). The Belgian studio converted a former watermill to create the Abbey Visitor Centre in the town Villers-la-ville. Said to be the largest abbey ruins in Europe, Villers Abbey covers a More

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World’s tallest and longest glass bridge opens in China

A 430-metre-long glass bridge has been constructed across a deep canyon in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (+ slideshow). Designed by architect Haim Dotan, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is believed to be the world’s longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. Glass panels are set into its walkway, giving visitors vertigo-inducing views and photo opportunities of the canyon below. Steel More

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Louise Bjørnskov Schmidt designs rainforest complex to promote eco awareness in Panama

Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett graduate Louise Bjørnskov Schmidt has proposed an ecological education facility that circles a lake within a Panama rainforest (+ slideshow). Bjørnskov Schmidt’s project is a response to what she perceives as failings in the education system to properly promote awareness of the vital role the tropical rainforest surrounding Panama City plays in supporting city life. More

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Holscher Nordberg Architects creates play area framed by a single metal ribbon

This ribbon of weathering steel meanders through a Copenhagen housing estate, creating a path, slide and aerial walkway (+ slideshow). Called The Loop, the structure was developed by local studio Holscher Nordberg Architects for a social housing development called Værebro Park, in the northwest of the city. The aim was to create a visible connection between an indoor public swimming pool, a More

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Sinuous treetop walkway by Glenn Howells Architects opens at Britain’s national arboretum

This elevated walkway by Glenn Howells Architects meanders through the treetops at the National Arboretum in Gloucestershire, England. The sinuous walkway, which at 300 metres claims to be the UK’s longest, was designed by British practice Glenn Howells Architects with engineering firm Buro Happold. The Treetop Walkway starts and finishes at ground level but ascends More

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Eight-kilometre-long mountain walkway captured in new photographs by Nelson Garrido

Portuguese photographer Nelson Garrido has used both a handheld and drone-mounted camera to capture the zigzagging paths of the Paiva Walkways, an eight-kilometre-long trail through the wild mountain landscape of Arouca, Portugal (+ slideshow). Lisbon-based engineering firm Trimetrica was appointed by the local municipality to create the pedestrian route, which offers visitors a two and a half hour walk alongside rivers, More

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Arching wooden footbridge by DANS Architects connects Slovenian village to mountains

DANS Architects used timber planks and shingles to create this footbridge and cycle path, which connects a Slovenian village to nearby lakes and mountains (+ slideshow). Arching over the Sava River, the 54-metre-long bridge is part of a new cycle path that starts in the Bohinjska village and ends up at Bohinj Lake. “The bridge […]

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Penda highlights global water crisis with meadow pathway installation

Architecture studio Penda has designed a meadow containing sunken pathways and concealed meeting places, which opens next month as part of China’s International Garden Expo 2015. The temporary installation, named Where the River Runs, will invite visitors to follow the path of an imaginary river as it winds its way through the landscape. The aim is to […]

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Wild Walk is a treetop trail that rises above a forest in Upstate New York

Bridges and paths supported by pointed towers made from pre-rusted steel tubes form a walkway that allows visitors to wander among the treetops of the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York. Wild Walk is located within The Wild Center, a 32-hectare nature reserve operated by a non-profit organisation in the heart of the 2.5 million hectare Adirondack Park. The design […]

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Green canopy by Garis Architects spans the grounds of community centre in Malaysia

Trailing plants cascade over the edge of this elevated walkway, which was designed by Garis Architects to shelter a community events space in western Malaysia (+ slideshow). Named The Arc after its bridge-like form, the project was designed by local studio Garis Architects in a park in Selangor, a state on Malaysia’s western coast. A covered corridor beneath the canopy links a […]

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Luchtsingel is an elevated pathway that extends across the Rotterdam cityscape

Rotterdam studio ZUS has created a 400-metre-long pedestrian bridge that runs through a building and across roads and railways, to connect three previously disconnected areas of the city (+ slideshow). Named Luchtsingel, the bright yellow wooden structure is raised above ground by an entire storey, creating an uninterrupted pedestrian pathway that connects the recently renovated Rotterdam Centraal […]

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Zalewski Architecture imagines spiral walkway strung between high-rise buildings

Bored with the dismal view from the office window, Polish studio Zalewski Architecture envisioned a grassy suspended walkway that would allow them to take a stroll without leaving the building. Zalewski Architecture designed the fantasy project, named Walk On, for its third-floor studio in Gliwice, southern Poland. The architects came up with the concept on a hot summer’s day when […]
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