Koru ‘the nest’ wildlife viewing platform
Designed by Inhabit for Knepp Castle Estate
Koru’s open to the public.
Why not make a visit and share your story:
Crafted to embrace the changing appearance of it’s surroundings throughout the seasons, Koru’s six metre diameter platform is almost completely hidden mid-season behind a thick growth of oak leaves. Come Autumn and Winter its nest like structure becomes ever more visible – embracing the natural beauty and forms of interwoven aged oak and its green oak structure, all sourced entirely from the estate.
Drawing inspiration from the Maori for ‘loop’, Koru is a spiral shape based on the form of a new unfurling silver fern frond – symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.
Designed and crafted throughout the fall and winter of 2012/13, we often found ourselves greeted by the inquisitive local wildlife.
Koru is open to the public courtesy of Knepp’s permissive access scheme.
Find out more about their rewilding project at knepp.co.uk