The new playground by Monstrum, located outside of Scandinavia’s largest library in Denmark is inspired by the countless stories it holds for the taking. Appropriately named “Globe- The Literate Playground,” the play space brings visitors to five fantastical scenes -- to play in and on! Complete with giant creatures, oversized landscapes and hidden treasures, the playground inspires both kids and adults to play, exercise, and create their own narratives.
Centered around the library, the Globe playground fans out in five directions from a compass center point painted on the ground. Each area was created to encourage exercise amongst adults and children alike, as well as for children with different disabilities. The spaces all feature level access, and sitting areas for rest and relaxation.
The playground’s five areas encompass elements and narratives of animals, landscapes, geology, culture and travel. An oversized climbable bear is poised next to one area, holding a large twisting log that doubles as an enclosed slide for kids to chute through. Kids can mount the bear through climbing wall grips along its leg, before crawling inside to reach the slide’s summit.
Other areas include a volcano-like structure that kids can climb in or on top of, a wooden eagle with outstretched wings, and a monkey amidst a forest of climbable bamboo. Adults and kids can balance and bounce on a series of raised platforms, each perched on four moveable springs, or slide down the tail of a great red dragon.
The Globe playground brings imagination to life, and pairs perfectly with the volumes of storybooks inside the adjacent library.