Based on Isamu Noguchi's designs and ideas about playgrounds and their appearance, I made my own considerations. The typical children's playground always consists of the same elements, assigned by their form to a clear function. Slide, Climbing tower, Swing, Seesaw, Sandbox. This ensemble is most often held together by a fence and usually looks like this:
But is that really how children play best? Most likely not. In an attempt to make playgrounds less conventional, the City of Vienna is building the same playground construction kits in log-house optic and fitted with natural ropes to appear modern and creative. The template remains the same…
What is a playground and what is not?
What i mean by that is: At what point does an area become a playground? From the toys within it? From the boundaries around it? From the signage by the city? Or from the moment adults define a place to be a playground for children?
Perhaps only the imagination of children is enough to make a playground, Perhaps this imagination needs only a little push, Perhaps that push is a sign indicating a playground; whether there is one or not, Perhaps I put up a few such prompts around town.