“Centre of the World” climbing wall, Arkstudio Lamusuo, Vuokatti Finland, 2004

This is the most beautiful play installation I’ve seen since I started the blog…the “Centre of the World” climbing wall  by Arkstudio Lamusuo anchors the assembly hall of the Satuvakka day care center in Vuokatti Finland, giving it a planetarium-like feeling.  The material is a grained plywood, worked into topographic layers and accented with gold leaf.

It also belongs to the Municipality of Sotkamo’s art collection.

How many playscapes are beautiful enough to qualify for a place in a permanent art collection?  How would playgrounds be different if they had to?

3 Responses to ““Centre of the World” climbing wall, Arkstudio Lamusuo, Vuokatti Finland, 2004”

  1. AmberCake said:

    Wow – just found your blog and I'm blown over – I wish I had hours to peruse all the posts to date, but at least I have a minute to say THANKS for being here and keep up the good work!

    January 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  2. The Intercontinental Gardener said:

    Fantastic way to celebrate both art and kids at the same time, and from my home country, too… Thanks for sharing! Liisa.

    January 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm

  3. Michelle said:

    Beautiful!

    January 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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