THE COASTER TRINIDAD

WHERE:
Copenhagen, Denmark - 2006

COLLABORATION:
SLA Architects

CUSTOMER: 
City of Copenhagen

 

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In 2006 the Søndre Boulevard in Copenhagen was extensively rebuilt by the City of Copenhagen to become an oasis for both children and adults. MONSTRUM’s contribution was the coaster playground, exactly in line with the coast line in the 19th century.

The coaster has wrecked on a sandbank and is broken in two. The wreckage is spread out in the water and on the sandbank. The coaster is a playground for children aged two to five and is kept close to the ground with a main focus on balancing games and paths around the playground to encourage a game of tag.

Trinidad coaster ship monstrum copenhagen playground

The sides of the coaster is full of climbing grips so the kids can climb and enter the ship in an alternative and challenging way. 

Trinidad cargo ship monstrum copenhagen playground

The raft has a small mast and the cargo boxes have been spread out in the sea. The box stack a few meters away leads to a 95 cm high slide. The boxes are decorated with letters and numbers.

AN OPEN AND URBAN MEETING POINT

Trinidad cargo ship monstrum copenhagen playground

The impact material is designed to look like water and sand dunes with different levels of heights and set in a naturalistic color palette. Details such as this makes the playground theme more realistic and convincing. 

Trinidad cargo ship monstrum copenhagen playground

The coaster can also be climbed by using the big ancher chain. 

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