Active Benches, Valby City Garden Copenhagen Denmark, 1:1 Landskab, 2013

I love these ‘active benches’ installed by 1:1 Landskab as part of the new Valby City Garden in Copenhagen.  Relevant to my “Are we entering a post-playground era?” question, it has playful elements, but is not explicitly a playground…rolling hills, flowery plantings, urban forest, and the active bench, 100 meters long which tilts up and down and serves as a transition between street and city garden.

Brilliant.  It reminds me of the edge at the Lackenbach Arboretum, only bigger and more, well, benchy.

[via worldlandscapearchitect, photos from 1:1 Landskab]

 

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