Located close to the Pulpit Rock Mountain Lodge, Basecamp is a camping facility for youth which aims to introduce children to outdoor and camping activities. Basecamp is compromised of interactive, nomadic structures and intends to trigger play and learning. The camp derives its materiality and structure from a dialogue with the natural environment and forms a playful praxis of place making.
Tree Camp consists of six cocoons which are hung around living trees. They provide shelter for camping children. Four are connected by a hanging bridge that leads into a larger pod. Here the children can meet and prepare food.
In Mountain Wall, children sleep inside a steel structure attached to a steep rock face. The entire camp is hung on steel wires. Pressure-loaded steel tubes create the distance between the rock and the camp’s facade. These tubes double as bed frames, supporting five levels of sleeping platforms. A cotton sheath envelops the cabin, camouflage-painted to mimic the rock beyond the facade.
Water camp provides children with hammocks on a covered quay. This camps is built into the rock, its roof echoing the dramatic natural forms. The Water camp cabin has been designed for universal usage and can be accessed by wheelchair users. Each camp serves between twelve and fifteen children.