THE LEGACY OF THE WHALE OF VEJLE

WHERE: 
Vejle, Denmark - 2018

CUSTOMER: 
City of Vejle

 

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As part of the development of a new city area situated at the northern dock of Vejle Harbour, the city wanted a bespoke playground to make the area more family-friendly. The whale was chosen as the main element of the playground, inspired by the true story of a beached whale in Vejle in 2010. To honour its memory, the MONSTRUM whale was constructed. It's designed with a big slide on its back and has a big, happy mouth for the kids to climb in through.

Monstrum playground whale vejle hval legeplads

The playground is full of tall sea grass trunks for the kids to balance on and climb across. 

Monstrum playground whale vejle hval legeplads

The slide on the whale is 2.5 meters tall. 

Monstrum playground whale vejle hval legeplads

THE STORY  OF THE BEACHED WHALE OF VEJLE

Monstrum playground whale vejle hval legeplads

The whale can be entered through its mouth. Rope is hung from its upper mouth to simulate the whale's baleens. 

Monstrum playground whale vejle hval legeplads

The insides are designed with as much care as the outside. We have made space for both adults and kids to enable interaction.

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