Play modules, Primary school de Burgst, Netherlands AnneMarie van Splunter, 2003

AnneMarie van Splunter’s sculptural installation provides an intriguing array of within/without spaces…and a good form for kids to lay on their tummies, which they would often rather do than sit.

From AnneMarie’s website:

“Commission: Playground equipment for children in the age 1-12, on a schoolyard that is also accessible to the public.

The play modules are a series of undulating concrete elements, that have been put together to form an elongated play area. Many shapes are possible with just 2 types of curved elements. The children are not instructed as to how they must play; the zone offers possibilities to sit and lie, and entices the imagination to play.”

I wish more school playgrounds doubled as public spaces…and had ‘benches’ like this!

Photo credits:  Peter Cox

One Response to “Play modules, Primary school de Burgst, Netherlands AnneMarie van Splunter, 2003”

  1. Juliet Robertson said:

    You'll be pleased to know that in Scotland all school grounds are community spaces. The public may use these places after school hours and in the holidays.

    I always advise schools to remember this when developing their grounds and to consider consulting and involving out of hours users such as teenagers in the process.

    September 11, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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