THE
AFFENZAHN
ISLAND
PLAYGROUND

WHERE: 
Affenzahn Offices, Cologne - 2021

CUSTOMER: 
Affenzahn

 

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Affenzahn, known for their iconic, playful rucksacks, shoes and accessories were looking to create a flagship playground at their headquarter offices, complete with kindergarten, in Cologne, Germany. Tasked with capturing the spirit of the Affenzahn characters and inviting children to join their story, we created an adventurous playground, where you can meet and explore the curious monkey, caring koala and courageous tigress.

You can climb, jump, bounce, build, slide and more on the various elements of the playground. Affenzahn want to aid children and parents in discovering five core values together - family, friendship, security, trust and honesty - and what better way to do that than through play?

Affenzahn playground, monkey MONSTRUM playgrounds

The monkey is great for all ages - the older kids can climb up its back, while the younger ones can hand out homemade sand products from the open belly of the monkey.

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Affenzahn playground, tigress MONSTRUM playgrounds

The tigress is a super fun figure for kids to explore.

Affenzahn playground, koala MONSTRUM playgrounds

Climb up the friendly koala.

A WALK       ON THE WILD SIDE

Affenzahn playground, monkey MONSTRUM playgrounds

CLIMB, CLAMBER AND RUN

Affenzahn playground, kids playing on climbing frame MONSTRUM playgrounds

Clamber and run across the rope net obstacle course to get from the monkey to the tigress.

Affenzahn playground, kids playing on monkey climbing frame MONSTRUM playgrounds

The flowers are beautiful decorative elements, setting the scene of the home of the Affenzahn friends.

INSPIRATION AND SKETCHES

The design of the playground was inspired by a combination of the iconic Affenzahn rucksacks and the illustrations of the figures from their children's books and the characters were transformed into sculptural play elements. Below, you can see some of our process - from Affenzahn's own illustrations to our designer's first rough sketches in the brainstorming phase to the 3D render of some of the playground.

Affenzahn illustrations, MONSTRUM playgrounds

Affenzahn's illustration of their friendly characters.

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Affenzahn monkey illustration

The Affenzahn monkey illustration.

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MONSTRUM design process sketches Affenzahn playground

Early brainstorm sketches of the playground.

 

MONSTRUM 3D render of Affenzahn playground design
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