About the project
The new concept for the outdoor and indoor playing facilities of the attraction was developed in close cooperation with the promoters of the North Sea Oceanarium.
The purpose of the project was to ensure that the basic common thread of the museum (the nature and culture of the North Sea) and the stories told on the exhibition are carried over and reflected in the playing areas.
The objective of the playground is to integrate it as a part of the other exhibitions of the museum.
The questions that arose were:
The Sperm Whale at the North Sea Oceanarium
The sperm whale is the first stage of the North Sea Oceanarium playground.
On the inside, the whale is decorated with drawings of the internal organs and a whale foetus. On one side of the whale there is a large opening where you can see whale’s white ribs. The ribs are shaped like something in between ribs and the frame timber on a submarine.
On the outside, the whale is equipped with climbing grips. Furthermore, there are small holes on the side of the whale that can be used for both climbing and as peepholes. A 250 cm double slide goes down from the back of the whale to the fall surface.
Behind the whale, there is a broad wake band of coloured stones forming both easy and difficult the-ground-is-poisonous paths. The stones are made of oak wood.
The ropeway is approx. 21 m long. The stainless steel starting station is shaped like a wave.