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IJAMS NATURE CENTER

Canopy Walk

 

Ijams Canopy walk

YEAR:
2023-Ongoing

LOCATION:
Knoxville, TN

SIZE:
3,500 SF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
MHM is proud to be working alongside in a continued partnership with to design a Canopy Walk that will extend past the boundary of the existing Visitor Center patio into the surrounding trees. Rooted in the Ijams value of accessibility, the Canopy Walk will serve the surrounding community and beyond as a unique connection with nature that is accessible to all.  

Enveloped by shades of forest foliage, this path truly blurs the boundary between the built environment and the natural world. While progressing down the pathway, individuals are encouraged to gather in a series of spaces intuitively defined by the gradual division of solid, weathered steel railing walls that transition into nearly invisible stainless steel cable mesh. The Canopy Walk path not only generates a special, new way to accessibly experience the forest, but it also works to define space across an existing trail below.

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