About the project
The playground was built for the City of Malmö in 2009 in cooperation with architect Caroline Larsson, Malmö Stad and designer Amalie Bo. The target group of the playground is children in the age of 2-6 years. It is a public playground, but there is a day-care centre right next to the playground that uses the playground a lot.
In 2010, the City of Malmö (Malmö Stad) was awarded a prize by the Swedish Association of Architects, among others for the spider playground (Spindel-lekplatsen).
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The Striped Town in Pildammsparken in Malmö
The playground consists of a small striped town on the fringe of the forest with a large spider in the middle. The children coming out of the forest can run in a circle, around on the wooden bridge, and they can only escape the spider by running into one of the houses. Later, the children play shop at the ice cream booth or play princess for a day at the castle. A traffic jam may occur when the older children arrive and put their cars on the bridge, but all problems can be solved with a little diplomacy.
The town consists of five small houses of different shapes and sizes built on piles, and each with their own identity. The houses have been painted in the same color inside and outside. All the houses are connected by tube telephones. It is best to call first! The houses are also connected to each other by a long wooden bridge rolling like a wave through the town, giving the youngest children balancing challenges, and challenging the older children on their bicycles.
At the centre of the town stands the large spider. The spider and the slide make up the large climbing equipment challenging and inspiring the older children and forming a visual contrast to the small cozy houses. Furthermore, the playground has a sandbox, swing frames for a bird’s-nest swing and two normal swings, and custom-designed tables and benches.