Gallery: Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades i...

 
The 1200 sq meter play space was in bad shape and in need of renovation.

Located in Rotterdam, Wikado is a renovated playground space designed by 2012Architecten for Kinderparadijs Meidoorn. The 1200 sq meter play space was in bad shape and in need of renovation so 2012Architecten was tasked with coming up with a new design and new play elements. They chose to use 5 discarded rotor blades from wind turbines to use in the playground. The blades were cut up into parts to serve as tunnels, towers, bridges, hills, ramps and slides.

There is also a watchtower, a water tower, a water slide tower and a climbing tower where you go through a jungle gym. The recycled blades were secured into the ground and painted white with brightly colored stripes. Wikado playground was completed in 2007 and is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for members of the Children’s Foundation of Meidoorn.

+ 2012Architecten

+ Kinderparadijs Meidoorn

Via RecycleArt

Images ©Allard van der Hoek, Jos de Krieger/2012Architecten

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  1. quinny March 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I saw a documentary on the construction of wind turbines once. They said the trailing edge of the blades is ground almost razor sharp for aerodynamic reasons.

    I sure hope they did something about that before putting the blades in the playground…

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