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Creative Outdoor Gym in a Modern Community Park

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The Pulse Park, by Cebra, Kildebjerg Ry, Denmark. Kildebjerg Ry, Denmark, is an attractive area for living because of its natural environment, which encourages residents to practice all kinds of sports activities. Ry, where the residential development Kildebjerg Ry is located, is part of the Skanderborg municipality in Jutland, the peninsula that juts out in Northern Europe to form the mainland part of Denmark. The town, with a population of only 5,731, is located in central Denmark along the Guden River and surrounded by a spectacular chain of lakes. When the community expressed its wish to develop a system of leisure and sport activities, Cebra Architecture, a Danish design practice founded in 2001 and based in Aarhus, was asked to design the concept of a community activity project.

Outdoor Gym - Pulse Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

Pulse Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Call for an Outdoor Gym

The community requested that the park have three innovative zones designed for different sports activities, allowing residents to work out, relax, and do yoga while socialize with neighbors in a park that looks like a playground. Another request of the community referred to landscape and park integration in a harmonious way. A park to keep residents in shape The Pulse Park, suggestively named after the medical word, is a predominantly mineral park, with three different areas: the Play Zone, the Pulse Zone, and the Zen Zone, connected by a network of flashing LED trails and pathways that rise and fall for even greater challenges.

Outdoor Gym - The Play Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Play Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Play Zone is designed for people of all ages for playing and working out. Its central element — a bunch of geometrical “trees” made of timber — is the perfect place for climbing, training with weights, or swinging. This area is a fun playground for both children and adults.
Outdoor Gym - The Play Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Play Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Play Zone is a place where everybody can play and feel like a child again; there is no generation gap in this area. It is much more than the usual playground. The conceptual forest designed and created by Uno Concept Furniture has it all — a creative, abstract playground that provides opportunities to train the body and the mind in a fun and safe way. Related Articles: 

Outdoor Gym - Pulse Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

Pulse Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Pulse Zone (picture above) is formed of a group of bumps and pits created for cycling, running, roller-skating, and skateboarding, surrounded by a path. The speed for those activities is set by the ground’s profile.This facility is used by Olympic athletes for training and by children because of its soft and round surface. This area is dedicated to vigorous sports activities. The Zen Zone is the quietest zone, dedicated to people who enjoy slower activities. In this green and gentle area, neighbors can meet, talk, practice yoga, and stretch. The centerpieces of this area are the lake and the artificial island, which provide a friendly environment for those who meditate, do Pilates, or just relax. Experiencing a Whole Body Workout  This area is a perfect temple for contemplation, being another place for training both body and mind. In this silent part of the park, the architects from Cebra designed a pavilion that stands on a trellis, the perfect support for climbing plants. All of this is surrounded by a moat, creating an even more intimate atmosphere. Through using different types of plants, this sheltered oasis is designed to activate and stimulate all the senses: vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
Outdoor Gym - The Zen Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Zen Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

Outdoor Gym - The Zen Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Zen Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

Outdoor Gym - The Zen Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

The Zen Zone. Photo credit: Mikkel Frost

At the cross between housing and business, this place for adults and children is designed for both slow and fast activities, making it the natural answer for a municipality in need of true community. The Pulse Park is an excellent infrastructure for training and relaxing, a well-integrated part of the surrounding landscape. Recommended Reading:

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