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A Menagerie of Playground Creatures by MONSTRUM Flip Animals into Out of doors Gyms

A Menagerie of Playground Creatures by MONSTRUM Flip Animals into Out of doors Gyms

A Menagerie of Playground Creatures by MONSTRUM Turn Animals into Outdoor Gyms



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#animals
#playgrounds

February 28, 2022

Grace Ebert

Seals. All pictures © MONSTRUM, shared with permission

Copenhagen-based MONSTRUM (beforehand) continues to rework playgrounds into imaginative habitats for land and sea creatures. Typically towering dozens of toes within the air, the architectural animals relaxation on stone and painted floor coverings, their bellies and limbs left hole to suit climbing ropes, tunnels, and slides that scale the size of a tentacle or fin.

Helmed by designers Ole B. Nielsen and Christian Jensen, MONSTRUM has grown to a group of greater than 60 designers, engineers, and craftspeople lately, permitting the studio to broaden the dimensions of its initiatives, as effectively. Works like “The Land of River Giants” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, comprise a number of creatures, together with two monumental herons and a long-nosed paddlefish surrounded by reeds close by. The piece is only one instance of MONSTRUM’s elevated concentrate on accessibility for all ages and talents, with the fish’s mouth serving as a low, gaping entrance designed for smaller kids and a 12-foot excessive slide descending from the birds for older youngsters. Further parts like climbing areas and rushes primed for hide-and-seek encompass the huge animals.

MONSTRUM at the moment has three playgrounds on view at Expo 2020 Dubai and a lot of initiatives in-progress for the approaching 12 months. “A snapshot from our workshop in the meanwhile would present that we’ve acquired every part from helicopters to massive birds and otters below building,” Nielsen shares. Discover a map of the playgrounds and extra designs on the studio’s website.

 

Seals

The Land of River Giants, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Pipefish, New York

Octopus, EXPO, Dubai

River Giants, Tulsa, Oklahoma

River Giants, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Whale, EXPO, Dubai

Peacock, K11 Musea, Hong Kong

#animals
#playgrounds

 

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