About the project
The idea for the playground was created in co-operation with the children of the housing association, Witraz architects and MONSTRUM.
Based on the target group of children from 7-14 years, and models created by the children, we have designed an adventure playground with a giant spider, three wooden huts, and a large spider web in the middle.
In order to appeal to the older children, the playground has been made complex for smaller children. It is difficult to reach the huts, and it is even more difficult to climb the legs of the spider. Only the biggest and best climbers can manage this part.
The Spider and the Wooden Huts
The spider is designed as a giant mechanical spider being caught in its own web. The head is the control cabin with two joystick controllers to handle all the legs. Rope has been stretched between some of the legs to allow you to climb into the body. The spider can also be accessed via the climbing knobs on the legs, while the crew escapes across the other side of the web. The spider has been built in such a way that the children can climb all over it.
The playground offers space for testing great climbing tricks and skills, flying down the ropeway or the slide, while at same time there are corners and rooms where you can hide from the others or simply spend a little time alone.
The wooden huts are placed in an artificial tree made in larch wood boards on a steel beam core. The huts are made in larch wood and cast plywood. A banister slide curves from the round hut towards the ground, resembling something between a firepole and stair railing.
The spider web measures approx. 4 × 7 m. The lowest point of the web is approx. 1 m above ground, and the highest point is at 2 m above ground. A balance rope to hold on to when walking across has been stretched out above the web. All rope used is 18 mm typhoon rope with steel plies.