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Playground@Landscape

YOUR FORUM FOR PLAY, SPORTS UND LEISURE AREAS

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Article form issue 2016 - 2

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Events

bautec / Grünbau Berlin 2016 provides fresh momentum

The organisers of bautec 2016 and Grünbau Berlin can look back on a highly successful four days. 35,000 visitors were able to find out about innovative products and services and the very latest industry developments from 500 exhibitors from 17 countries. Both exhibitors and trade visitors expressed their satisfaction with the fair.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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

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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.

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Playground Report

Investment in a problem district – eight new sites for the white estate in Neukölln

The white estate is situated in the north of the Berlin Neukölln district. More than 4,000 people live here, over 60% of whom receive welfare benefits, and over 70% have a migrant background. A large proportion of the children are affected by child poverty.

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Playground Report

Breathing new life into the neighbourhood

Giesenberg play area in Wichlinghausen, a district of Wuppertal, has been given a complete overhaul. The landscape architect responsible for redesigning the area is Mattis Ricken. Mattis works for the city of Wuppertal and has been supervising the project from the very beginning.

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Coverstory

The aspern+Seestadt Wien places emphasis on play

aspern - the Seestadt Wien: this 'lake town' project extending to over 590 acres that is being undertaken in the dynamic Aspern district of Vienna is one of the largest urban development programmes in Europe.

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Fitness & Trend Sports

A skate park with the necessary 'flow' in Oberhausen

As part of its Emscherkunst 2013 art project, the German water management association Emschergenossenschaft commissioned the construction of a youth centre in Oberhausen-Holten called Play_Land.

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Planning, Designing, Building

On the power of free space planning

An application for a garden show and its implications