LISEBERG VICTORIAN GARDEN

WHERE: 
Gothenburg, Sweden - 2016

CUSTOMER: 
Liseberg Amusement Park

 

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In Liseberg Amusement Park, the white MONSTRUM palace shines bright amongst the surrounding greenery. The palace is part of a playground, which embraces a magical universe where children can climb on huge flowers, visit birds in their giant birdcages and explore the beautiful palace itself.

The playground is specially designed for Liseberg, as they wanted a playground that matched the enchanting universe of the park. At the park, both botanics and architecture are in focus. The design of the playground is inspired by the style of the Victorian era and The Crystal Palace, with its complex structures and a transparent effect created by utilising glass, steel and wood as materials. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower back
Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower

There are numerous viewpoints for the kids to scout over the amusement park. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower

There are several mirrors inside the playground elements, which add to the effect of the wires structures. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower back

A PALACE OF PLAY FEATURES

The playground’s decorations and details act as clues that lead the kids around the universe, where different adventures unfold on the many routes. The 1st floor of the palace leads visitors through long corridors to the long slides or up to the open roof, where mirrors and reflections create a mesmerizing experience. Close to the palace, there is a peculiar spiral tower with an infinite bridge that bends over the flume ride and under the rollercoaster station. On the other side reaching to the sky, four canary birds sit in their giant birdcages. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower

The Liseberg site was bought by the Nonnen family in 1821. John Nonnen was passionate about gardening and was the one who brought the ‘Dahlia’ flower to Sweden. At the rear of the palace, you will also see a lot of these Dahlia flowers.

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower

The red line is a recurring element in the playground. A bright contrast to the white structure, it's also used to lead the kids on to explore the rest of the playground. The red line and cat paws refer to a local story about the Nonnens and a cat.

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower

CLIMB UP TO THE END OF THE SKY

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage

Across from the palace is a spiral tower with an infinite bridge that bends over the flume ride and under the rollercoaster station. The spiral tower has a big slide and the top is made into a giant birdcage. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower rollercoaster

RUN UP ALL THE STEPS AND SLIDE DOWN AGAIN

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage
Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower bridge

The tower is climbable by way of the internal spiral staircase. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage

JOIN THE THE BIRDS IN THEIR CAGES

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage

The birdcages form a complex structure - one of the most challenging MONSTRUM has ever made. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage

The cages are connected with steel mesh tunnels forming a labyrinth of steel and wires. 

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage sketch

Sketch of the birdcages.

Liseberg monstrum playground castle palace tower birdcage sketch
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