About the project
This playground is one of five art playgrounds constructed by the City of Copenhagen in 2009 and 2010.
The playground was developed in co-operation with the painter Peter Land. It includes a giant play head, two hands, ten mushrooms, and a swing.
The head and the hands are made of numerous layers of, finely shaped on the outside and on the inside formed in complex shapes like in a tortuous brain.
The Play Head
What does it look like inside a real playhead? Tortuous!
There are many ways to move around inside the brain, with narrow tunnels to crawl and platforms, maybe for making a sand cake. The eyes of the play head are prism-shaped coloured windows lighting up the inside of the head in orange and blue.
On the outside, the play head is a mix between a climbing frame and a slideway. The primary objective is of course to be able to sit on the top of the head.
In addition to being a play equipment, the head is a sculpture with references to artists who have worked with fabulous creations, all the way from Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel to the surrealists.