Australia’s Enchanting Pod Playground is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings

by , 08/12/13

Taylor Cullity Lethlean, wooden playground, Pod Playground, Australia, oak, playground, acorn, Architecture, Art, Botanical, Landscape Architecture, Green Materials,

Recently opened in Canberra, this magnificent playground is meant to be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The playground draws its forms directly from the trees of the arboretum, and the structures beautifully combine the traditional shape of cork oak acorns with native seeds like banksia. A fun space for playing and exploration, the playground features expansive nets, pods, climbing walls and caves.

Here, six acorns are connected by climbing rope tunnels, slides and ladders, and range anywhere between 10 to 20 feet in height. Inside they have been decorated by hand with dreamy motifs that feature natural elements and critter, such as spongy clouds, falling rain and insects. A delightful space for playing and exercising, the Pod Playground is sure to bring Canberra’s inhabitants closer to nature.

+ Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Via ABCDetail and Playscapes

Photos by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

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1 Comment

  1. kevin9 August 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Very cool to see that this was made with local supplies and was produced in a green manner. I am interested to know who funded this project and if there are any others similar to this.

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