The Sculptural Playground is located in a formerly derelict area overlooking the historic centre of Wiesbaden in Germany. The design of the playground mirrors the city’s historic shape, taking on a pentagon form. The playground consists of three elements: a suspended walkway loop supported by two bright green undulating lengths of stainless steel pipe, an “artificial” landscape created inside the loop, and a wide boulevard with seating outside the loop.
This playground offers a wide variety of active play opportunities in the two central zones. Rubber mounds and a sand pit area are interspersed with trees in the central zone. Along the net walkway, rubber tiles and bouncy rubber mats are inserted at various intervals. A series of swinging ropes are suspended from one end of this stainless steel structure, and a “birds nest” swing hangs beside the ropes. In order to provide a safe fall surface, the ground below the net walkway is covered with wood chips. Outside this, seating along the “boulevard” offers parents a vantage point from which to supervise, and a spot for children who want to take a break from active play to rest.