The architects at Sturgess Architecture had a vision of a new kind of nature-based experience for visitors of the Canadian Rockies, one that would use design and engineering to make brilliant sights accessible to everyone.
The team took first place in a competition to design a new tourist attraction, winning with their idea called Discovery Walk: a sky-high concept that would suspend visitors a thousand feet above the ground on a platform made entirely of glass.
The Discovery Walk concept has now been constructed and is open to the public, offering the perfect balance of breathtaking views, waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more..
..allowing visitors to soak in the Albertan mountain range from an entirely new perspective.
The Glacier Skywalk was designed as an extension of the landscape, beginning with a cliff-edge walkway that extends along the Sunwapta Valley within the Columbian Icefields in Alberta, Canada.
The observation platform jets outward from the rugged mountainside with a dynamic, bold geometric form, reaching out over the valley, adding an element of excitement to the award-winning design.
The bird’s eye view is fully accessible people of all abilities, providing the most unique perspective of nature at its finest.
Check out this promotional video showcasing the awesome experience.
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