The pathway and the canopy.
For a drinking water company in northern China, Jensen & Skodvin Arkitekter have designed a canopy over a water source, in a conservation area forest. No large machines are allowed, so the path is made with prefabricated elements that can be transported by manpower and assembled in different ways to weave the structure between the existing trees.
The material is 4 mm thick stainless steel sheet, folded to make the whole roof work as a series of beams. Each module can span up to nine meters, and can vary in size, shape and position, and be joined to a neighbouring element without losing its structural and morphological properties; a strict structural and geometric system applied to a complex site.