Rob Kerr wants to revitalize Christchurch. His plans for this include significant chnages to Christchurch's waterfront property along the central river. One such plan is the world's largest playground. To design this playground, they consulted the winners of a playground design contest that over 8000 kids participated in.
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Playgrounds and Stools
BY ASTRID KLEIN AND MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 108
ON NOV 06, 2013
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham present two of their team's projects. One is an indoor playground for kids in the tsunami-destroyed region of eastern Japan. The other is a sea of stools, designed to look like grass, for Artek's elephant in Ginza. (In Japanese)
Building a New City on the Waterfront
BY STEPHEN RAINBOW
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION
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BY RYO IJICHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB
ON OCT 09, 2014
Ryo Ijichi is the director of F-World, which is working on the project of building a indoor facility for the kids in Fukushima. After the March 11th disaster, most of the children are left with no way to play outside, which is unfortunately leading them towards a unhealthy life style. The indoor park will be big enough to hold skate parks, gardens, concert venues, and much more for people to enjoy.
Harnessing the Power of Play
BY MICHAEL ANOP
“Bureaucracy is not very fun, so… at first they decided to turn a blind eye towards what we were doing. [Eventually] the government’s blind eye [realized that it] liked what we were doing. The ministry of education started reaching out to us and asking ‘hey, can you help us rebuild the playgrounds at our schools’”
From PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" comes Harnessing the Power of Play by Michael Anop. Whilst volunteering in disaster-affected Tohoku communities, Anop came to realize that many parks and school playgrounds had been destroyed by the 3/11 tsunami. Because local government was simply overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, repairing parks would take 3 to 5 years. Working together with corporate sponsors, community leaders and city halls, Playground of Hope has built 43 playground in Tohoku.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016.
Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel
BY JOS DE KRIEGER
@ VOL 29
ON OCT 24, 2016
"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."
In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse Studios, Jos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.
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The Introverted Playground
Kenn Munk from En Hemmelig Klub (A Secret Club) tells us about their newest project - the world's first introverted playground! The Introverted Playground is, as with introverted kids, larger on the inside than on the outside. But how is that done, exactly? Listen on, listen on...