LISEBERG VICTORIAN GARDEN
Göteborg, Sweden - 2016
Liseberg Amusement Park
In Liseberg Amusement Park the white MONSTRUM palace is shining between a wave of green trees. The palace is part of a playground, which embraces a magical universe where children can climb on huge flowers, visit birds in the giant bird cages and explore the enchanting palace.
The playground is specially designed for Liseberg, as they wanted a playground that matched the enchanting universe of the park. Here both flowers and architecture are in focus. The design of the playground is inspired by the style of the Victorian Era and The Chrystal Palace, which has complex structures and a transparant effect with the use of glass, steel and wood.
There are numerous viewpoints for the kids to scout over the amusement park.
There are several mirrors inside of the playgrounds, which adds to the effect of many wires and structures.
A PALACE OF PLAY FEATURES
The playground’s ornaments, clues and effects lead the kids around the universe, where different adventures unfold from the many routes. The 1st floor in the palace leads the visitors through long corridors, to the long slides or up to the ceiling, where mirrors and reflections creates a mesmerizing experience. Close to the palace there is a strange spiral tower with a infinite bridge that bends over the flumeride and under the rollercoaster station. On the other side reaching the sky, four canary birds sits in their home of three giant bird cages.
The Liseberg site was in 1821 bought by the Nonnen family. John Nonnen was passionate about gardens and was the one who took the ‘Dahlia’-flower to Sweden. On the back of the palace you will also see a lot of these Dahlia-flowers.
The red line is a recurring element in the playground. A bright contrast to the white structure and also a way to lead the kids on to explore the rest of the playground. The red line and cat paws refers to a local story about the nonnens and the cat.
CLIMB UP TO THE END OF THE SKY
Across from the palace is a spiral tower with an infinite bridge that bends over the watercourse and under the rollercoaster station. The spiral tower has a big slide and the top is made into a giant birdcage.
RUN UP ALL THE STEPS AND SLIDE DOWN AGAIN
The tower is climbable through the internal spiral case.
JOIN THE THE BIRDS IN THEIR CAGES
The birdcages form a complex structure - one of the most challenging MONSTRUM has ever made.
The cages are connected with steel mesh tunnels making it a jumble of steel and wires.
Sketch of the birdcages.