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YOUR FORUM FOR PLAY, SPORTS UND LEISURE AREAS

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Article form issue 2012 - 6

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Events

Sixth edition of the Child in the City conference a great success

More than 160 Participants from over 30 different countries gathered at The Westin hotel in Zagreb, Croatia in order to discuss various aspects of cities’ child friendliness.

Events

Euro Attractions Show 2012 a Big Success

The three-day event is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

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Events

Quality counts

As the dust settles on IOG SALTEX 2012, Brintex Events is confident about taking over the sales and marketing reins for the show, and is already setting out plans for 2013.

Playground Report

Playing in the Historical Garden

The historic Steinplatz (stone square) in Leipzig was restored and re-designed.
The innovative design of a landmarked playground and ornamental square in Leipzig was awarded two prizes. The successful addition of modern facilities for playing and recreation sets standards in dealing with user-intensive, historical grounds in the town.

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Events

PlayFair 2012 - Celebrating Five Years of Play

The first PlayFair was held in 2008 in order to provide a platform for API members to promote their products directly to communities and schools. It has not taken long for the reputation of PlayFair to grow over the years, with increasing numbers of visitors attending at every show.

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Coverstory

Sawn up and sprayed

We define vandalism as destructive fury or the strong desire to destroy. “We encounter modern vandalism in the form of shattered shop windows, slashed underground seats, punctured car tyres, torn-out phone cables or as graffiti.

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Sport & Leisure Facilities

“LIGA PRO is the only goal which satisfies all football regulations”: Hanno Zwickl, ERHARD SPORT, on the globally innovative goal designed by him, the football goal LIGA PRO

“The first time that I thought, ‘We have to change something here’ was in 2008 when the German player Miroslav Klose broke his nose after sliding into the ground frame of the goal. He was not the only one to suffer personally because of this injury, but his whole team was at a disadvantage as the player missed several games.

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Sport & Leisure Facilities

Community Sport and Leisure facilities for everyone - Requirements for complete accessibility.

Promotion of sport with the aid of community facilities or subsidies to clubs and other establishments for leisure sport, are part of the voluntary tasks of communities. Core community sports facilities are sports fields and sports facilities, sport halls, leisure and indoor swimming pools.

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Planning, Designing, Building

Solar-powered Son-X Octavia brings interactive sound to the playground.

The swing set has been one of the most popular items on a playground for generations and it appeals to children of all ages (as well as adults).

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Planning, Designing, Building

Naturally Nagold

The Riedbrunnen playground is located in the eastern half of the large oval underneath the viaduct, which forms the end point of the riverside promenade next to the Nagold and Waldach.

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Planning, Designing, Building

Play and communication areas for different requirements

A new, customised playground has arisen from an existing playground and separate football field including a former commercial area: The Schinkestrasse - Maybachufer playground, Berlin Neukölln.

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Planning, Designing, Building

Housing association invests in playground

The technical managing director of the Stuttgart Wohnungs- und Städtebaugesellschaft (SWSG) [Living and Urban Development Association], Helmuth Caesar, is firmly convinced that: “The island settlement should become a more attractive place for families with children. To this end, it needs a playground with wonderful playground equipment.”

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Planning, Designing, Building

Adventure playground at Phoenix-See city lake

At today‘s Phoenix-See city lake in Dortmund where once stood the former steel works, Phoenix Ost, an area measuring 94 hectares – the re-natured river Emscher is now flowing again and you will find a lake measuring 24 hectares. Housing developments have been being built around the lake since 2011.

Sport & Leisure Facilities

Bullseye in White* ...

Not such a long time ago, disabled sport very little notice was taken of disabled (or adaptive) sport by the public. Even the Paralympics were given limited coverage by the media – the only disabled athletes shown were wheelchair racers showing the excellent performances of which they are capable before the marathon event.

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Planning, Designing, Building

Snug provides mobile play resource for market town

Following the construction of a Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Section 106 funding was made available in Neston resulting in the publication of a Public Realm Design Guide which highlighted the need to develop the market square.

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Planning, Designing, Building

New equipment to delight the senses from Timberplay.

The set of puzzles and sit down games are designed to engage children and adults alike. Alongside the Rotating Pairs game is a tilting table Ball Labyrinth game and Four-in-a Row.