Playgrounds emerged during modernity, and constitute small oases that separate children from a city for which they are still not prepared. Robert Moses saw them as symbols of democracy; Aldo van Eyck, as spaces that are fundamental for social integration; and today they have become indispensable places of interaction for generations that are increasingly focussed on the new forms of digital entertainment.
Located in an area formerly devoted to military activity in Chorzów, the colorful project by SLAS architects defines a strict rectangular perimeter of concrete invaded by polymorphic perforations that adapt to the vegetation of the nearby forest and contain different play areas.
Activity Zone, Chorzów (Poland)
University of Silesia in Katowice
Aleksander Bednarski, Mariusz Komraus (SLAS architects)
Krzysztof Ptak (Ingeniería Engineering); Maciej Patucha (Electricidad Electrical); Ewa Dyguda (Consultor paisajístico Greenery consultant)