Creek Canopy is an observatory deck that provides users an intimate experience with Boulder Creek. Special attention was given to the form and progression of the structure to seamlessly integrate it with the surrounding environment. The form is derived by environmental characteristics of the vegetation on site. The diagonal support structures and facade coincide with the natural irregularity of large trees and thick vegetation respectively. A narrow entrance and expansive gathering area mimic the feeling of walking through the natural vegetation screen. The progression leads to a spacious overhang above the creek, revealing natural space encompassing the tree canopy and micro climate of Boulder Creek.
University of Colorado at Boulder