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Jerry Tate moots Eden Project timber nest

Jerry Tate Architects has revealed plans for a new high-level walkway and platform – known as ‘The Biodiversity Nest’ – at the Eden Project

The timber and steel structure features two 16m-span bridges and a timber enclosure inside the building’s Humid Tropics Biome.

Jerry Tate said: ‘The Biodiversity Nest is an interesting technical challenge as we have to provide a spectacular education space which is comfortable for visitors in the Rainforest environment, with a limited choice of materials that can cope with the aggressive environment.

‘As well as a galvanised steel superstructure we have been experimenting with heat treated softwoods, as a substitute for robust but unsustainable tropical hardwoods, to form the timber enclosure and deck.’

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