Ready, steady, go!August 8, 2016
Following the opening of the new Bärenschaufenster, our redesigned main entrance at Tierpark Berlin, two new playgrounds are the latest attraction.
Splish, splash is the theme for everybody how likes to spend a day by the sea.
The playground located by the former splash pool is a historical remnant of 1950s architecture and landscape architecture and is distinguished by its unique design language. Not surprisingly, that the area is under monumental protection.
We reinterpreted the original concept with a contemporary flair and reactivated the playground. Water jets set into the ground layer allow for a variety of water games, while a boat and a water-spouting buoy reinforce the Baltic Sea feeling. The play equipment in the sand zone play area have been retained and creatively integrated into the overall concept.
Something mythical surrounds the new Fabelwald playground, located near by the water playground and directly next to the cafeteria. With its 4,500 m2 the area is exceptionally spacious and offers plenty of room for romping around and climbing. For Fabelwald we developed a unique kind of dramatic staging. The adventure begins in Dr. Linde’s front yard, a researcher of mythical creatures by trade. The vast expanse of sand and game elements are intended for small children up to six years of age. For older children up to twelve years of age, a fantasy world is located just beyond an entrance formed by two over-sized books. In the dry river valley petrified trolls encourage climbing. Beckoning at the end of a rocky path, a mysterious tunnel of willows leads directly to the green crown grove and a giant climbing net. A tyrant has gone on a rampage in the forest mire, scattering tree trunks around in all directions. Only the brave dare to cast a glance inside the madman’s cave.
“There’s a lot of passion invested in this project,” says Kieran Stanley. “Our aim is to amaze visitors with these initial steps towards realizing the strategic development plan and to make Tierpark more attractive for families with children.”