The concrete playground
Inspired by the brutalism of post-war playground design.
Aldo van Eyck was a Dutch artist who implemented over 730 different playgrounds throughout the city of Amsterdam between the years of 1947 - 1978. Gateless, modular and ambiguous, the equipment has no obvious function – prompting the user to 'play' creatively.
Inspired by this philosophy - and the abstract brutalism of post-war playground design – this project explores how minimalist and sculptural forms can be used to design an inclusive and versatile play-scape for a diverse range of street sports.