Eden Project opens aerial walkway
By Sarah Ann McCay05 June 2013
The Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, opens its new indoor rainforest aerial walkway for preview tours on 6 June.
The new walkway is the work of a design and project team comprised of sustainable architecture consultant, Blueforest; international engineering consultants, Buro Happold; construction consultancy, Ward Williams Associates; engineering firm, SKM; and project management firm, EaseManage, many of whom have worked on the Eden Project before.
The walkway starts at the Rainforest Basecamp, which provides an introduction from the perspective of people who live in the rainforest and from the canopy scientists who work there. From the upper level of the Basecamp visitors get their first views over the canopy.
The aerial walkway then leads visitors to the Nest: a platform with views out through the treetops. A second aerial walkway takes the visitors further through the canopy to a cliff path nestled in the back wall of the indoor rainforest biome.
Eden is working with the Sensory Trust to open up the experience for visitors of all ages and abilities.
Since opening in March 2001, nearly 14 million people have visited Eden.