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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.

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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.