Virginia Melnyk has also proposed a ‘Rainbow of Ropes’ to convert unused vacant lots to community hang-outs:
“In a city, the vacant lot becomes a space of emptiness, a place that people try to avoid. The Rainbow of Ropes, attempts to reactivate these types of spaces by building a playground for children and adults alike. The conic shapes and tunnel like forms are inviting for people to climb inside. The web like structure is made of rope woven between structural steel hoops. The rope can be soft and comfortable to climb, sit, and lounge on. Open to the fresh air, the density of the rope filters light to shade inhabitants as they play inside. Rainbow of Ropes reactivates a dead space into a colorful and exciting place where everyone can come together and play like a kid. “
I’d really like to see this built.