Treetop way Masoala Rain Forest, Zoo Zurich – Tuchschmid

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Treetop way Masoala Rain Forest, Zoo Zurich

Category: Special structures, Steel and Glass structures
Year of construction: 2012 - 2013
Location: Zürich
Owner: Zoo Zürich
Client: Eberle Landschaftsbau Herisau
Architect: Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG Zürich

The Masoala Rain Forest in Zurich Zoo will become even more attractive for visitors. The new treetop adventure trail consists of two conical towers, 18 m and 10 m high, which are connected with a bridge approximately 10 m above ground. Visitors can stop at two platforms on the way up the first tower and can pass over from the lower platform to the second tower via the connecting bridge returning via the actual path. The towers consist of eight respectively six curved steel stanchions with intermediate supports and platform structures of steel and wood. The structure will be covered with nets and complimented with planting pockets. The ​​installation work was performed under difficult conditions in the midst of the animal and plant world at around 30 degrees and humidity of 80 %.