Glacier Skywalk by Sturgess Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 May 2014 8:04 pm | Other

The Glacier Skywalk is an accessible observation platform designed by the Brewster Travel Canada Company with the aid of the Sturgess Architecture practice and Read Jones Christoffersen Engineering and it offers a panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies and of the Sunwapta Valley.

The walkway opened in May 2014, three years after the project began and it has a curved structure protruding 30 meters from the edge of a cliff to offer the visitors a new way of enjoying the Jasper National Park.

The project was designed as an extension of the landscape so it was built into the terrain with steel, glass and wood combined in a way which reflects the natural environment and without the addition of any paint or other toxic finishes to ensure a close to zero carbon footprint.

The majestic landscape is enjoyed best from the location of the Skywalk due to its transparent walkway and balustrades toward the glacial vistas.

 

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