About the project
The idea for the playground has been developed in collaboration between the housing “Kongevænget” and MONSTRUM. Henrik Jørgensen Landscape was responsible for all the general renovation of all common area surrounding the housing complex.
Based on the target group, determine by the association, was 5-14 years. We have designed an adventures playground with a giant spider on its way across the forest floor.
The Giant Spider and the Mushrooms
The enormous size of the spider, with a leg span of 6.5 m x 10.5 m, and a height of 4.8 m over the back, allows you to climb into the body of the spider like a tree house. We have outfitted the interior of the spider with a warm LED light which gives a warm glow at night. The spider has spun a web between her legs, that allows you to climb from leg to leg and steel bars for arm travelling. There is a fireman pole shaped as a new treat coming from the end of the spider’s body. The eight eyes on the spider’s head are LED spotlights, which lit up the area in front of the spider.
Boarding and floors consist of 28 mm larch planks. Legs on spider are made of 50 mm x 200 mm larch wood. All stems are robenia trunks. The slide is made of 40 mm birch ply with a stainless steel. The playground is painted with water-based wood protection. All rope used is 18 mm typhoon rope with steel plies.