Logo

Playground@Landscape

YOUR FORUM FOR PLAY, SPORTS UND LEISURE AREAS

Slide 0
Slide 1
Slide 2
Slide 6
Slide 7

Schoolyard Design

image

Schoolyard Design

Danish study on the exercise behaviour of children - Schoolyard refurbishment with surprising consequences

Trampolines, obstacle course, skate park: In the context of a study the playgrounds of a Danish school were made more attractive. The gratifying result: not only has physical activity changed to the better but also social behaviour.

image

Schoolyard Design

Schoolyard Re-design: Lessons Learned from the IPLAY Project

The World Health Organization observed more than a three-fold increase in global obesity rates since 1975 and major public health organizations have begun to recognize childhood obesity “as one of the most serious...

image

Schoolyard Design

Planning the world of school – together is better: an inspiring example from Neustadt am Rübenberge

The integrated combined school in the town of Neustadt am Rübenberge in Lower Saxony is located in a rural area and has a total of 1500 pupils. In it are amalgamated the three different branches of schooling available in Germany and pupils can also graduate from it with a ...

image

Schoolyard Design

Burgschule Nieder-Olm: redesigned schoolyard with play castle and other great playground equipment

How did the Burgschule (Castle School) get its name, although there is no castle anywhere in sight? This question was raised by landscape architect Verena Dörhöfer when she was awarded the planning contract for the redesign of the...

image

Schoolyard Design

Play and sport in the open air facilities of Mahlsdorf primary school

Visitors can easily forget that they are actually in Berlin when they approach the extensive school grounds in the north of Mahlsdorf, surrounded as they are by this bucolic-seeming green district of the city with its small houses. In fact, Mahlsdorf is just a ...

image

Schoolyard Design

73 exercise-friendly playgrounds were redesigned in Lower Austria

73 school playgrounds were redesigned in the past four years in the context of the Lower Austrian promotional campaign called "Schoolyards and playgrounds in motion". The main objective of this initiative was...

image

Schoolyard Design

School and break rooms -school and break dreams Participatory discussions, decisions, design and construction

The Wauwil School in the canton of Lucerne has built a new schoolyard and added an extension to one of its school buildings. All students were closely involved in this transformation process from the planning stage to implementation.

image

Schoolyard Design

Going with the flow

Upgrading of the outdoor areas of the Phoenix-Gymnasium school in Dortmund

image

Schoolyard Design

In the digital age exercising playfully is indispensable!

As the first school in Bavaria the primary and secondary school of Thalmässing which is situated in the Roth district of Central Franconia in Germany has been awarded the Jakob Muth Prize in 2016, which is based on an initiative of the German government in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation and the German UNESCO Commission. ...

image

Schoolyard Design

Moving break in Singapore

Celebrate Your Roots – Discover Your Wings is the motto of the German European School in Singapore (GESS). ...

image

Schoolyard Design

The barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School Everything out of the ordinary

The out-dated and not barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School in Berlin for children with special needs have been completely reformed and adapted to the specific needs of its students.

image

Schoolyard Design

Physical control in the schoolyard

Report about the construction of a Calisthenics centre at the Aloisiuskolleg: a climbing, playing and training facility. These days, simple control of one's body is no longer self-evident among children and youngsters. ...

image

Schoolyard Design

The "School Fitness" initiative as a contribution to promoting health and physical activity at schools

Health promotion at school- Health prevention and promotion play an increasingly important role also in the context of education. ...

image

Schoolyard Design

Orange and green in harmony - Fall protection and sports flooring at the Realschule Unterschleißheim

The building diary on the Therese-Giehse-Realschule website praises the school’s new building replacing the old as “more beautiful, colourful and modern” than the existing building.

image

Schoolyard Design

"Your schoolyard" - a German federal initiative which aims at redesigning schoolyards. Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-School in the German city of Wiesbaden inaugurates its schoolyard of the future.

Where until now there was only a grey asphalt surface, there is now a diverse mosaic of activity areas, such as a jackstraw made of tree trunks, a tree house and a climbing scaffold all of which invite children to frolicking around and balancing. In addition, the roundabout with several benches and tables offers enough space for get-togethers and games. In addition, various shrubs and trees can be found in between.

image

Schoolyard Design

Redesigning the schoolyard into a new classroom building

The schoolyard of primary school "Am Reesenbüttel" in the City of Ahrensburg will be redesigned.

image

Schoolyard Design

Research focus on specific schoolyard characteristics and on the physical activity of children by applying mapping methods

At a worldwide level, schools as such possibly offer the best prerequisites to support the physical activity (abbreviation in German kA) of children (Institute of Medicine, 2013) as on the one hand and according to Black et al, 2015, children spend the majority of their growth period at school. At the same time, it is at schools where a high number of children from different social backgrounds can be reached (Andersen et al., 2015).

image

Schoolyard Design

Exercise in public spaces – non-organised sport as a feature of sport development policies

How many football pitches does a locality need? Do local authorities provide opportunities to motivate residents to take up sport and exercise? Not only the needs of schools and clubs should be taken into account in sport development policies; those of people indulging in sport and exercise as casual activities also need to be considered. Discussed in the following is the relevance of recreational sport and how this needs to be catered for in sport-related policies.

image

Schoolyard Design

Schoolyards as spaces for education - Seven criteria of implementation

"These days the German word Hof (yard in English) - in a construction-related context - does not have a good sound. We associate it with the idea of desolate wasteland. However, this has not always been the case. There were times when the house yard was the centre...

image

Schoolyard Design

Disabled-accessible playground redesign in Hoyerswerda

Hoyerswerda special school for the disabled (Bautzen, Saxony)

image

Schoolyard Design

Designing exercise-friendly schoolyards

Physical activity is very important for the overall development of children and adolescents. The relevance of movement is increasingly discussed in the context of learning and success in school...

image

Schoolyard Design

Important aspects regarding the design of playgrounds on school yards

This article presents empirically-based aspects which should be considered when designing playgrounds with permanently installed devices. They are...

image

Schoolyard Design

Our schools need exercise

Prof. Dr Ingo Froböse was interviewed by the trade magazine Playground@Landscape.
Ingo Froböse is a university professor...

image

Schoolyard Design

When break-time means exercise

The design of school playgrounds has undergone a revolution in recent years.
As a result of German standard DIN 18.031 on hygiene in school construction that was in force to 1981, school playgrounds throughout Germany became monotonous grey concreted areas embellished with a few plant beds...

image

Schoolyard Design

Stylised Nature

Geneva, Switzerland, Chandieu district. In this district this year the well-known firm of architects, Atelier Bonnet is constructing a large complex with nursery school, school, sports hall and swimming pool. The modern, high-end architecture is implanted into the green belt of public parks...

image

Schoolyard Design

Five yards for Austria's Bundesgymnasium* Zehnergasse *(Bundesgymnasium = public grammar school)

Schoolyards serve as sports and leisure centre to the benefit of the entire district. The extension of Bundesgymnasium Zehnergasse in Wiener Neustadt, a project carried through by GABU Heindl Architecture - A school in motion

image

Schoolyard Design

Promoting participation and involving stakeholders

Collaboration with the Joan-Miró school. When planning playgrounds and schoolyards in particular, it is always advisable to extensively consult with the later 'users' ‒ the children themselves. Adults very quickly lose sight of what is really necessary for fun

image

Schoolyard Design

Sport in the schoolyard – exercise options for children and young people

They may have once been grey and dismal, but today's school playgrounds are both colourful and activity-friendly. In addition to being able to enjoy the fresh air here, school pupils will now find age-appropriate sport and exercise opportunities in their playground. And all this activity is not just there to provide diversion and recreation during the school day: sport and exercise are also important factors when it comes to ensuring children and young people stay healthy. It is thus essential to make sure that the outdoor facilities of every school provide a varied repertoire of exercise options.

image

Schoolyard Design

New approaches in the design and use of exercise-friendly schoolyards

BSW is the leading manufacturer of sports and play surfaces for indoor and outdoor use. In cooperation with well-known civil engineering and landscape architects, the company has equipped imaginative and innovative facilities with its floorings. Based on this, in an interview...

image

Schoolyard Design

Outstanding primary school with sports surfaces: colourful features in "pea green"

A newly completed primary school in Munich's new "Arnulfpark" district applies a modern educational concept that is reflected in the layout of the building. The four study groups range across all ages, each one being identified by its own...

image

Schoolyard Design

A special playground: The Erich Kästner-Schule in Oelde

The LWL School for children with learning difficulties in Oelde, with its funding priority of physical and motor development, is the central learning and development hub for circa 180 children and young adults with a physical disability or multiple disabilities. The new school building, part of the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) (landscape federation for Westphalia-Lippe) received special recognition at the German playground awards because the school grounds are not accessible to the public.