"The design of the Carlton Gardens Playground is loosely based on the popular 19th century maze with undulating wall elements creating paths of discovery including play spaces, sand play, structures and interactive music elements."corner
"Working within complex constraints and brief requirements this playspace utilises landform, existing vegetation, and sculptural elements to create a lively and playful environment."corner
"Created as part of MLC's new junior school development, this project utilises an existing change of level as a major play feature for children aged six to ten years old and a maximum of interest for the seven to eight year olds within a confined site."corner
“As children, we need time to wander, to be outside, to watch ants, to build with dirt and sticks in the hollow of the earth, to lie back and contemplate the clouds”.
The Geography of Childhood, 2004corner
Active and passive recreational spaces with a wide variety of play opportunities for children, maximised by using quality and crafted materials that stimulate children’s imagination and challenge them physically.corner
We employed our experience of meaningful engagement and consulted with the students to explore the nuances of the site, as well as understand their aspirations and ideas.corner
Tree-house, maze of poles with metal bird heads, decking, log stepping stones and stone ruin invite imaginative and challenging play opportunities.corner