October 14, 2010
This is a fantastic project conducted in London. The designers began the project by “transforming the entire space into a large scale experimental laboratory”. The intent was to break down preconceived notions about the playground in its current state and open up new possibilities for what could happen with the site. Many loose parts were provided for the adaptation of the site to the rigors of the childrens’ imaginations. Instead of relying upon verbal input from the children for what they wanted, which can prove to be a challenge, the designers had the children show them by observing how they used the site and its amenities, and shaped it through their own actions.
The final project transformation begins at 3:05