An incredible wooden construction which called the Yukon Suspension Bridge and Interpretive Centre are completed designed by the Canadian architect Scott M. Kemp. This nice construction is built in northern British Columbia, Canada. This construction precisely located on the historic South Klondike highway which is links the cities of the Whitehorse and the Skagway and it is follows the historic Klondike Gold Rush trail of the late 1800’s. While the interpretive center is located near the summit of the White Pass on the spectacular Tutshi Canyon, and it is tells the story of the prospector’s journey over the historic Chilkoot Pass to the Lake Bennet and Dawson City. Which is explaining the local landforms and the indigenous plant and animal life, the center is also gives insight into the area’s natural history. The interpretive center itself is a seasonal operation with the major customers which is coming from the Alaskan cruise ships landing at the Skagway during the summer months.
The goal of the project is to augment the natural beauty of the site while heightening the visitor’s experience in such a spectacular natural setting. Which is located off the highway close to the site, the area is also enriched by a historical artifacts of the past industrial activities with an abandoned silver mine and the ore stream lines. Dating back almost a hundred years, the wooden structure, lent the inspiration of the Center’s design. The First Nations concepts with the fingers of the 2×4 are reaching out in welcoming friendship is embraced by the architectural vision. It is a blend between modern-day architecture with a historical feel; it is open to and blending with the natural environment. The layout of the center of the project is gently responds to the natural topography of the site. It is a progression between the wooden deck and the walkways which is located in the natural clearing between the existing trees. The opportunities for the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains are provided by the journeys through the site. The human history of the Gold Rush and the natural environment with a four cable suspension bridge which is providing the access across the canyon is illustrated by the outdoor exhibits. On the far side, two buildings are situated, it is to create an entrance and frame a view of the suspension bridge and the exhibition deck. This incredible building is contains retail, coffee shop and caretaker facilities.
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