Project by: Urban Ideas / RUTHENIA
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Project location: St. Theodore Square, Lviv, Ukraine.
Design year: 2018
Year Built: 2019
Client: Galician District Administration of Lviv City Council
Manufacturer of urban equipment: Street comfort
National Award for Landscape Architecture and Garden Design of Ukraine in the nomination "The best realized object of public space in the category "playgrounds ", 2021
First place in the All-Ukrainian competition The very best of. Category: Environmental design. Playground of St. Theodora square, 2020
What are the children lacking in the dense historic city? Adventure! They want to wade through the impenetrable thickets of the Amazon trees, run over the bridges over the dips, climb the Everest Rock and snorkel in the Sahara Sands, and then hide in a cozy lodge from all this world of adventure and the blazing sun. That is why we offer: 1) forest with ropes and nets, 2) climbing rocks, 3) hanging bridge, 4) small pebbles for pouring, 5) cozy cottage for protection from the sun and rain , 6) a small vegetable garden with spicy herbs or whatever is planted there.
We make a ramp and different surfaces for climbing: many logs and ropes, nets, sloping planes - all those things that are available to children with different abilities.
For the youngest we offer a place where you can play with loose materials (screenings), artificial relief of hills, riders, a gentle rock climbing wall, rope netting, hanging bridge. For middle age there are nets and ropes for climbing, a faster rock climbing wall, logs, and the possibility of climbing vertical logs. For older children and teens, there are hanging swings - places to hang, wooden hammocks. There are also plenty of seating and a rocking benches for adults.
We use a variety of touch materials: natural wood, soft rubber coating of artificial landscape, loose sifting fraction without dust - they give a richer perception of the world, especially for children with visual impairments.
We arrange bamboo thickets for maximum "wildness" and naturalness. We plant a small city garden: spicy herbs teach children where the seasonings come from, and you can plant any vegetable: carrots, beets, zucchini, strawberries, and more. The small garden teaches a caring and responsible attitude to nature, tells where food comes from and enables different generations to spend more time together and share experiences.
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