World Architecture Day 2014

SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
World Architecture Day 2014
 
World Architecture Day 2014
Previous Next
 
Imagination Playground, New York City, United States 
Tuesday 16 Jan 2007
 
Kids play park 
 
Rockwell Group 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

 

Imagination Playground is a complement to more conventional outdoor play spaces for children. Conceived by architect David Rockwell, it represents a public-private collaboration between his firm, Rockwell Group, and the City of New York. The 15,000 square-foot playground will be located at Burling Slip in the historic South Street Seaport. Imagination Playground has three key components: an open multi-level space with large sand and water features, a wide array of “loose parts” and “play workers.” Successfully implemented in European models, “play workers” are on-site trained staff that helps facilitate activities with children. Rockwell’s design captures Burling Slip’s rich maritime and commercial history, and incorporates amphitheater seating and a “crow’s nest” that has a double function as storage for loose parts. Rather than prescribe activities, the new concept suggests options and provides a flexible armature for many types of play. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2007.

view larger image

Key Facts

Status
Value 0(m€)
Rockwell Group
www.rockwellgroup.com

More projects by this architect

Imagination Playground

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center

YOTEL Times Square

 
ECOWAN