the dry play area is designed as a terraced landscape, accessible for everyone and for all ages. young children can crawl on and slide down from its soft rubber surface, older children can run, jump and slide on the hills and parents can keep an eye on their kids while using the terraces as seating.
|Awards||LIAS Awards 2017 - Silver|
|Singapore Good Design 2018|
|Architect||RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers|
|Landscape Architect||Sitetectonix Pte Ltd|
the wet play area consists of four essential elements: a river loop with flowing water, a lake, an island and a bridge.
the dry play area has terraced hills, which define its 'inner' world. The whole area is covered with epdm. two slides enter this zone, which are accessible from the two highest hills. Long lily-tree roots add extra play elements to this zone. these roots (orange, metal tubes) connect the slides, and can be used for climbing, sliding, swinging and tumbling. on the elevated platform in the dry play area, Playpoint integrated spinners. kids can imagine they are a rabbit in the rabbit holes, which are all ground level entry points to the dry play area. these rabbit holes can be lined with led-lights, which makes them safe and visible at night.
The river loop flows around the island. at some points it varies in width. the river loop invites children to play with water in various ways; they can put their feet in, they can make a little paper boat and let it sail away. they can add obstacles and change the flow of the water, creating little ponds. the outer edge of the river loop is designed neatly, while its inner edge is rougher, so that the island really seems to sit in the water.
the second water element is a large, shallow lake. children can easily play in this water, which is not deeper than 20 to 30 cm. Water lily stepping stones cover the surface. children can hop from one side to the other without getting wet feet. Some of the waterlily stepping stones are jumping elements, creating a lot of water fun; the water splashes to all sides! Playpoint intentionally kept this area ‘low’, enabling views to the waterfront panorama, which can be enjoyed from the restaurant.
an iconic, orange bridge (same colouring as orange tubes) is a visible connector on the balcony. it is a low (one-step) element, which crosses the narrow part of the lake and the river loop. the water flows underneath it. children can play different fantasy games on the bridge, imagining they are Three Giant Lily Trees form the highlight of the playground.