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Wikado

For the foundation “Kinderparadijs Meidoorn” 2012Architecten designed a new playground on their 1200m2 plot. The existing playground was in a bad shape and in need of renovation. 2012Architecten mapped the old situation and selected the elements that were fit for reuse in a new playground. After this process a design was made. Five (discarded) rotor blades are used to create a maze like space with a panna court in the center, placed on the existing concrete circle. Four towers are placed around it, each with a distinctive character. Between the towers a net is hanging. This is functioning as a climbing structure, but will also prevent balls ending up in the garden of the neighbours.

Team: Jeroen Bergsma, Césare Peeren, Jos de Krieger

Publications about Wikado:

  1. Pingback From Superuse to Recyclicity

    01-10-2008

    [...] Mikado è il playground della fondazione “Kinderparadijs Meidoorn”, progettato a Rotterdam da 2012Architecten; elementi principali dell’intervento sono 5 pale di una centrale eolica in disuso. Le sezioni svuotate creano uno spazio labirintico che lascia al fruitore la possibilità di immaginare il proprio percorso di gioco. Lo spazio centrale è protetto da una rete che collega i vari elementi, cuore di un intervento che rispecchia completamente la filosofia di 2012Architecten. [...]

  2. Pingback Ein Spielplatz aus einem alten Windrad | We like that

    01-10-2008

    [...] die “Kinderparadijs Meidoorn” Organisation haben die 2012Architecten in Holland einen neuen Spielplatz mithilfe von Teilen eines alten Windrads gestaltet. Nicht nur die Idee und die Umsetzung sind sehr gut gelungen, den Kids scheint das Ganze [...]

  3. Pingback The architects of waste « Greenfudge.org

    01-10-2008

    [...] buildings, 2012architecten designs other structures like playgrounds and campgrounds along the same [...]

  4. Pingback Wikado – Rotterdam, Netherlands.2009 « JUNKITECHTURE

    01-10-2008

    [...] the foundation “Kinderparadijs Meidoorn” 2012Architecten designed a new playground on their 1200m2 plot.  Recycled rotor blades. [...]

  5. Pingback # Wikado Playground- 2012Architecten | Gianluca Castagnetti

    01-10-2008

    [...] giochi che nasce dal riciclo di pale eoliche inutilizzate. L’idea è dello studio olandese 2012Architecten, che grazie al suo intervento, completato nel 2007, ha completamente rinnovato l’immagine del [...]

  6. Pingback Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands

    01-10-2008

    [...] you do with retired wind turbine blades? Why, you turn them into a super fun playground of course! Wikado Playground in The Netherlands is a renovation of play area in desperate need of attention. 2012Architecten [...]

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