Bicentennial Children’s Park, Elemental, Santiago Chile, 2012

According to Chilean architecture firm Elemental, Chile has struggled to advance its urban standards, particularly its public space provisions,  along with the economic growth it has experienced in the last decade.  “Santiago for example, has no single place where to go for a long walk”. This four hectare children’s park with its unusual ‘hill of slides’, built in honor of Chile’s bicentennial park, is hoped to be the first installation of a 10 km pedestrian promenade formed from an old agricultural canal.  Path-as-play!

via archdaily, images by christobal palmer, see also a lovely video of the park at vimeo.

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