June 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm #174066
We are looking for the Top 10 playgrounds from around the world. Submit a picture of your favorite and tell us why you think it is interesting.
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AndrewJune 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm #174086
Okay, so I will be the first to answer my own question… : )
Lookout Cove at The Bay Area Discovery Museum
This 2.5-acre outdoor, interactive exploration area features natural, cultural and built icons of the Bay Area, as well as five site-specific artistic works commissioned for the Cove. The one above is the “Willow Sculpture” by Patrick Dougherty.June 10, 2009 at 12:59 am #174085
somewhat less natural, but with a good concept of space
“walhalla” Where child enter the play structure, made of two vertical mesh screens enclose a series of undulating ribbons. The ribbons undulate to become walking surfaces at some points, walls at others, ceilings at yet others.
good idea for equipment of the future , where space will be an important factorJune 10, 2009 at 2:44 am #174084Jeff CutlerParticipant
I will add our project to the list – Garden City Play Environment in Richmond British Columbia. It was completed last summer and has become a hit with the community. I have included a few photos of the project below. We also have a lot more project related content posted on our site http://www.space2place.com/public_garden-city.htmlJune 12, 2009 at 9:50 am #174083Marc BlumeParticipant
Playground of the Belleville park in Paris / France
By BASE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
The design project follows a consultation process carried out by CODEJ (Comité pour le Développement de l’Espace pour le Jeu / Committee for the development of recreation areas) in 2003. Children and adult workshops (oral, written and graphic expressions) made it possible to fine-tune the wishes of the populations concerned and identify the project’s design objectives.
Our work then consisted in synthetising and interpreting the public’s expectations to provide a spatial response both truthful and original.
Development of the imaginary
Free-flowing and powerful, the children’s imaginary does not need explicit decors to strive.
We will take our inspiration from a game as spontaneous as interminable, played in groups by children of all ages: the playhouse.
The playhouse can be designed in several versions: tree-dwelling, troglodyte, forest, etc.
There is also an urban, interior and minimal version which works just as well: it is the Sunday afternoon playhouse, built from scratch in the bedroom with a mattress and its support, a chair, broom sticks and stretched bath towels. Successively a boat, a hanging or a medieval castle, it suits all interpretations and abstractions: it is intelligent.
In this perspective, we tried to confuse matters by overlaying various possible evocations: mountain landscape, building site, flying carpet, machicolation, medieval fortifications, pirate ship rails, etc.
Located on a high-pitched slope, the playground area is a climbing course with different inclinations for different levels and age groups. (Text BASE)June 12, 2009 at 10:46 pm #174082Tim JachlewskiParticipant
JFK Park, Buffalo NY. This project was a result of a Federal HUD grant to improve home ownership in an ethnically diverse inner city neighborhood. It is themed after global friendship.June 16, 2009 at 5:27 pm #174081
These are all excellent playgrounds! I would be happy to visit any of them….
Does anyone else have a favorite playground?June 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm #174080
Great concept!June 16, 2009 at 5:28 pm #174079
This is fantastic! Do you see a wide-range of age groups using this playground?June 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm #174078
This is awesome! I like all of the natural elements that the kids can engage.June 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm #174077
This is quite innovative. Do you find older kids are using this more?June 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm #174076David LorberbaumParticipant
How did they find the wood for the wood elements at the playground? They are fantastic looking.June 16, 2009 at 11:20 pm #174075Vance W. HallParticipant
I agree thanks for the additions.
Marc I love the park and structure. I see that it meets code for you guys.
I wonder how it would face up to California Code. It seems we can’t put a pool or playground in without it being too safe for kids to enjoy.
Thanks Again to all and hope to see more.June 17, 2009 at 5:36 am #174074
really interesting, a large play area where energy release and made to walk the imagination
good management structure, materials and levels;
There is also a game with sound?
might be uploading more pictures, please
sorry my english 🙂June 17, 2009 at 5:43 am #174073
yes, for example wall outdoor are used as climbing wall; on the contrary, I believe that very young children should not play
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