Mountain Gym, Makoto Tanijiri, Tokyo, 2012

Variations of the traditional gridded playground climber are springing up everywhere…this is the Mountain Gym by Makoto Tanijiri as constructed for Design Touch Tokyo in 2012.   The 5 meter high, 10 meter wide temporary construction was designed to function as a stage for workshops and events (note the sections of the grid that function as seating), for relaxation, and for multi-generational play.  The addition of nets in part of the climber make it more child friendly, allowing movement through the interior of the grid as well as over its exterior.  Beautifully lit for night use, too!  What a great project for adding temporary play to a public space.  

Images via exiteism and Suppose Architecture

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