THE JAPANESE TOWER
The Japanese Tower is designed as a playground version of the Japanese Tower in the old amusement park Tivoli in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has an iconic status of the park and Tivoli decided to have it made in wood by their Hotel and Conference Center in the city. The Japanese Tower in Tivoli was built about 110 years ago to give the guests a glimpse of the adventures of the Far East. In cooperation with Tivoli’s architect, Jesper Andersen, MONSTRUM has redesigned the tower and three onion shaped cupolas for a small exclusive playground at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center. There is public access to the playground for guests and residents of Copenhagen.
The tower is built in numerous wooden planks which, depending on where you stand on the playground, form a solid iconographic shape or semi transparent silhouette. The spacing between the planks allows the children to see and at the same time remain unseen.
There is access to the tower via a stairway to the second floor and further up via a small ladder to the third floor.
The slide is a one meter wide double slide with room for lots of children at the same time. The slide begins from the second floor, approximately three meters above ground level.
In addition to the Japanese Tower, MONSTRUM has designed and built three large onion shaped cupolas and many balancing equipments for the playground.
Each onion shaped cupola measures approximately 240 × 240 × 300 cm, designed with small platforms, nets and climbing poles.