LH2, MassTimberConsulting, Art Massif
A tower with unique dimensions
The Treetop Walk is a cultural and tourism-focused project, which is unique in Eastern Canada. It is an observation walkway through the treetops of 2,070 ft, which ends at the top of a 130 ft tower high: the equivalent of a 12-story building.
The observation tower offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Laurentian Mountains. About 950 cubic meters (33,550 cubic feet) of wood were used for this project. It mainly includes:
- Logs for support columns
- Glulam beams for the tower and walkways
- Mass timber wood for the main plank bridge
This project required the development of several innovative designs to create a natural, modular and protected installation. The trees were meticulously and individually chosen to get the right diameter, length and appearance.
Photo credit : Daniel Desmarais and Art Massif