#PlaySculptureSaturday: Midcentury Concrete Slides, University of Phillipines

Unattributed, mysterious sculpture at the University of the Phillipines in Diliman.  Beautiful photography by Dan Matutina, via flickr in the first photograph; the second, by city tales,  shows that the sculpture once had a sandpit alongside.   An additional photo by Chris Villarin shows a higher but complementary slide, and they are nearby the university’s College of Architecture, so perhaps a mid-century student experiment in play sculpture and concrete construction?  Inspired by Egon Moller-Nielsen?   If you have any additional information, do help solve the mystery.

2 Responses to “#PlaySculptureSaturday: Midcentury Concrete Slides, University of Phillipines”

  1. Paige Johnson said:

    Thanks Marcus! I’ll update the posts.

    January 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  2. Marcus Veerman Playground Ideas said:

    Hi Paige, The creator of these wonderful pieces is the Philipines national artist Napoleon Abueva. There are many different forms. One of the most lovely is affectionately called “The Whale” which is in The Childhood development Lab in the University of the Philippines where it has been maintained better and is still played on by children daily. I have posted some photos here : https://www.facebook.com/playgroundideas/posts/963923010285010

    All the best and keep up the amazing work,


    January 28, 2015 at 12:32 am

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