Showa Memorial Park
|Location||Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan|
|Scope of Works||Master Plan, Schematic Design, Detail Design
|Collaboration||Toshiko Macadam (Textile Structures)
Fujiko Nakaya (Fog Sculpture)
From playing equipment to play environment, various space experience
We provide various special experiences for children in a super-sized scale, which in turn changes the children’s play world from play equipment to a play environment
Three approaches for children’s playground
We have three basics approaches for children’s playground, and for this project we planned with three approaches together.
Playground for Children: Designer will creates attractive play environment for children
Playground With Children: Designer will coordinate and discuss with children and make plan together
Playground by Children: Children creates their own play environment by themselves, and its building process itself is play
Collaboration with artist and development of new technology
On this project we collaborated with a Fabric Artist, Fog Artist, and an Air Balloon Artist to develop a new play environment for children using the latest technology.
Jumping, rolling, running, and sliding are all different movements that can happen simultaneously and influence each other, creating an entirely new type of play experience for children.
Playground for creativities and freedom
In order to practice our “Playground by the Children” concept; in 2004 we organized a soft program called “Playground for creativity and freedom”. This is the playground where children can enjoy building and the creative process with freedom together with a play leader.