Timber bridge offers visitors 360-degree views of Belgian heathland and forest

By Rebecca Grove
Dezeen Magazine
November 11, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

BELGIUM — Architecture studios Maat-Ontwerpers and Bart Lens have created a cycle path called Cycling Through the Heathland as part of a tourism cycling network through the Belgium province of Limburg. Located in the Hoge Kempen National Park, the cycle path cuts through the Mechelse Heide heathland – one of the largest areas of heathland in Flanders. The project has been shortlisted in the landscape category at Dezeen Awards 2022. Built for tourism organisation Visit Limburg, the cycle path is four kilometres long and includes a 300-metre-long wooden bridge, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding heathland and pine forests. …The 300-metre long cycling bridge is the main feature of the project. Similarly to a roller coaster structure, the bridge is made up of interwoven timber columns and beams that cradle the concrete cycle path in the middle. 


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