About the project
MONSTRUM has designed the Forest Snake and Thoreau’s cabin, in cooperation with the graphical artist Søren Taaning, for the Naturrum Skovsnogen (a nature park under the Danish Outdoor Council). In addition to lending its name to the project, the snake is also a point of orientation in the forest that appeals to your imagination and portrays what is going at the bottom of the forest.
The purpose of the Naturrum Skovsnogen Park is to promote new ways of experiencing a forest, in contrast to the common idea of nature and how it can be used. The intention is that the park conveys nature as a new open land to be explored. A visit to the forest can appeal to your imagination and, in this way, be the starting point for a family expedition or a fantasy journey. A partial aim of the project is to promote the nature perspective concept via this odd meeting with nature, i.e. that in meeting with nature you will experience what effect it has in you, what it tells you, and that you in this way is confronted with your own perspective on nature.
See more about this great project here:Skovsnogen
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h1.The Snake in the Meldgård Forest
A large grass snake twists and turns on the forest floor.
Inside the snake there is a long mazy tunnel in which you can hide from the other children when playing tag. You can also hide from the adults, but there are many inlets and outlets in the snake so you must be quick to hide or squeeze into a corner.
The snake’s body consists of boarding with approx. 3 cm spacing. This design makes the snake transparent and makes it possible to climb all over the snake body.
The snake is a 22 m long and 2.5 m high combined climbing and sliding playground equipment offering challenges and stomach stirs to all children.