Ishøj, Denmark

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It is a hot summer day at the beach. We are in very shallow waters where the bladder seaweed sways slightly in the waves.

A net has been set out to catch the very young fish. The rubber surface beneath is the ocean floor and the waves. The seaweed is a combined climbing frame and maze with an extra wide slide. The seaweed has small corridors and hideouts allowing quiet time for listening to and reading stories. There is approximately three meters to the top of the seaweed.

In 2010, the Vejlebro School in Copenhagen did an extensive renovation of the existing outdoor play area with a MONSTRUM cod in the seaweed. In 2012 the school made an expansion of the sea theme for the little ones in a small separate area. Landscape architects Thing&Brandt asked us to come up with a suggestion for a compact and inexpensive playground with a sea theme for three to six year olds. They wanted MONSTRUM to focus on climbing and hiding, as well as on a place where children could lie down, read and hear stories.

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