Projects

Site 13 Playground

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The former industrial space was transformed into a playground, taking the surrounding maritime history and present into account for its design

The hottest kids’ playground in town. The maritime themed play space reflects the reclamation of the ‘old seafloor’ with sand, shells and bedrock. There are stylised mussel stacks, rock pools, kelp structures and “Kina Spinners” which are a modern-day version of a roundabout. The climbing structures represent anemone, the monkey bars were created using real life buoys, and the entire playground is sited on sand, where children can play to their heart’s content. Reused and salvaged materials have been used wherever possible. Even the basketball court is a former building’s floor slab.

Project details

Client
Panuku Development Auckland
Sector
Infrastructure, Tourism and Leisure
Completed
2011
Partners
Isthmus, Thorburn Consultants, Dempsey Wood, Beca
Location
Auckland