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Designing for kids is not an easy task. The design process is undertaken by adults, with children being the end-users and therefore, it is a huge responsibility to deliver high-quality designs. The challenge of the competition is to design a play structure for children that can be installed in a public park.

Parks and playgrounds are hubs of social activity, especially for kids. Hence it is essential that these play areas are inclusive, accessible, and stimulating. The installation will foster a sense of community by creating a piece of equipment for the shared public land. The design should ensure that the artificial landscape created is safe while giving the kids a chance to explore, learn and grow. The visual impact must be exemplary with standout features.

The aim is to create a structure that is inventive and would challenge the kids without any singularly functioning elements. The structure design must establish a connection or harmony with the natural surrounding it is placed in. The size of the structure is to not exceed 50 square meters. Participants are free to interpret the design in any form but the entire intervention must be a single structure.

The park site is located in a residential district of Warsaw, Poland. The Warsaw metropolis is a densely populated capital city, with green areas covering almost a quarter of the city’s total area. The city parks are popular spots for visitors for leisure and recreation activities. They are lush with trees and natural features creating a serene environment for parents and kids as well. 

The site is the Old Orchard Park in Zoliborz. It is known locally as the Park Sady Żoliborskie. The park is full of fruit trees, a traditional playground for children, and paths for walking with benches. The total area of the park is approximately12 acres. 

Submission Requirements

  • 3 sheets/presentation images/boards [2800px x 3500px] in portrait digital format (JPEG only). No maximum sheet limit. Each image should be less than 15MB.
  • Minimum requisite submission are sheets/boards + cover image containing:
    • Site plan 
    • 1 x Key concept section
    • 3D views x 4
    • Additional cover image of 2000px x 1000px
    • Write an article/story in the Journal section of the project (of about 700-1000 words) answering the questions given in the guide.

Eligibility

The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years. The competition is open worldwide for designers from any discipline. You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members. All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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