THE SALMON AND THE FISHINGBOAT
Halmstad, sweden - 2018
Hallarna Shopping Mall in Halmstad, Sweden wanted to offer visiting families a good play experience, that would help brand the mall and improve the customer experience. The result is an ocean playground for kids of all ages. It’s divided into two areas: The Shallow Waters for little kids to play in, with small houses and waterlilies on springs. And The Deep Waters enfolds a much more daring adventure. Meet the giant salmon or steer the fishing boat across the wild ocean. A challenge to explore for the bigger kids.
The big salmon is a beautiful design of color and shape. The fish can be climbed using the climbing knobs on the side and the kids can use the slide on its side to slide down. The fish can be entered through the mouth or the hole in the side. The fish is swimming next to a boat, that is entangled in a fishing net and seaweed. The adventurous scene enables kids to move across the playground without touching the ground and play ‘The floor is lava’ and other games.
The fishing boat can only be accested by climbing up the net or using the wooden stems.
STEER THE BOAT ON STORMY WATERS
The wooden stems are connected with robe and can be crawled across.
The slanted design of the fishing boat creates a feeling of motion and makes the passengers a bit dizzy.
HEAD FOR LAND OR CATCH THE BIG SALMON?
The playground surrounded by shops and restaurants.