CARLTON PLAYGROUND

Client: The City of Melbourne

Collaboration: Mary Jeavons

Location: Carlton, Victoria

Completion Date: 2000

Construction budget: $350,000

Size: 625m

Awards

2002 - AILA (National) Project Award, Public Open Spaces Category

2001 - AILA (VIC) Award of Merit, Open Space and Recreation Category

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Project Title: CARLTON PLAYGROUND

The design of the Carlton Gardens Playground is loosely based on the popular 19th century maze with undulating wall elements creating paths of discovery including play spaces, sand play, structures and interactive music elements.

The ‘maze’ is transected by a curved pathway of granitic gravel with planting, musical marimbas, and submerged boulders. Two play structures are included (one junior, one senior) offering a further dimension of play opportunities including viewing, climbing, sliding, hanging, swinging and crawling.

Wheelchair access is considered along the transecting pathways and linking to the play structures.

"An original and inspiring design…A flamboyant, yet subtle, amalgam of sinuous landforms and walls and safe, if eccentric, play structures."

Jury citation. AILA 2002 National Awards 2002 for Design - Open Space.

CARLTON PLAYGROUND

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Project Title: CARLTON PLAYGROUND

The design of the Carlton Gardens Playground is loosely based on the popular 19th century maze with undulating wall elements creating paths of discovery including play spaces, sand play, structures and interactive music elements.

The ‘maze’ is transected by a curved pathway of granitic gravel with planting, musical marimbas, and submerged boulders. Two play structures are included (one junior, one senior) offering a further dimension of play opportunities including viewing, climbing, sliding, hanging, swinging and crawling.

Wheelchair access is considered along the transecting pathways and linking to the play structures.

"An original and inspiring design…A flamboyant, yet subtle, amalgam of sinuous landforms and walls and safe, if eccentric, play structures."

Jury citation. AILA 2002 National Awards 2002 for Design - Open Space.

Client: The City of Melbourne

Collaboration: Mary Jeavons

Location: Carlton, Victoria

Completion Date: 2000

Construction budget: $350,000

Size: 625m

Awards

2002 - AILA (National) Project Award, Public Open Spaces Category

2001 - AILA (VIC) Award of Merit, Open Space and Recreation Category