THE POND

WHERE: 
Westfield, London, United Kingdom - 2016

CUSTOMER: 
Westfield Shoppingcenter

 

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Westfield shoppingcenter offers many stores of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and fresh food, but it is also a family gathering place in the Northwestern part of London. A playground was an obvious choice for adding value to the experience of the place. The result is The Pond playground which is an enchanted land for kids to explore. Inspired by the fairytales of the writer H.C. Andersen, the playground tells the tale of a magical pond with transformed wildlife and a paper boat in human size. The colors are bright, friendly and playful, giving the overall design of the playground a friendly and warm expression. 

 

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

The waterlilies are made out of wood like the rest of the playground. The flowers and the pads in the water are placed on springs. The flowers are flexible jumping pads floating in the water. Kids are jumping from flower to flower like frogs.

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

The impact material of the playground is an import element in creating a universe, where the kids can play. Since the playground is set in a pond the colors are obviously blue and green.

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

BECOME THE LITTLE TADPOLE IN THE BOND

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

The playground has two paperboats, which adds to the quirky, fairtale style of the playground. 

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

TAKE A CLOSER  LOOK INSIDE THE FUNNY FROG

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

The frog is designed for the smallest kids and has a small slide.

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play

The frog can be entered through a hole in the side and is beautifully constructed with light streaming in. 

MONSTRUM pond westfield london playground design play
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