THE SNAKE OF MELDGAARD WOODS

WHERE: 
Kibæk, Denmark - 2009

COLLABORATION:
Artist Søren Taaning

CUSTOMER: 
Skovsnogen - Deep Forest Artland

 

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Skovsnogen - The Deep Forest Artland is a nature park under the Danish Outdoor Council in Meldgaard Forest in Jutland. It is a natural recreational space with sculptures and installations placed on a marked route throughout the forest. Artists have created over 30 unique art pieces, that unfold beneath the open sky. MONSTRUM was asked to design the signature piece - a big sculptural snake playground as the Danish word "Skovsnogen" means forest snake in English. 

In addition to being associated with the name of the project, the snake also appeals to the imagination and portrays what is going on on the forest floor. The purpose of the nature park is to promote new ways of experiencing a forest, in contrast to the common idea of nature and how it can be utilized.

Monstrum playground legeplads snogen snake play design

The space inside the snake is a long tunnel measuring 22 meters in length and is 2.5 meters high at its tallest point. 

Monstrum playground legeplads snogen snake play design

PLAY WITH THE CREATURES OF THE FOREST

Monstrum playground legeplads snogen snake play design

The head can be climbed and balanced on and kids can tame the wild forest snake. 

Monstrum playground legeplads snogen snake play design

There are several entrances to the 22-meter long snake. 

Monstrum playground legeplads snogen snake play design
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