The purpose of this project was to create a fun, colourful and most importantly safe environment for kids to play in and have fun. My role was to create the crash padding for the whole 500+-square metres of area. The centre boxes were covered with foam and PVC with safety as priority. There were many challenges in the process, such as the strict time frame. It became very clear we would have to make a lot of important decisions well ahead of time.
The construction design was brand new, having never been done before. At first, the design concept planned to have all the same sized padding everywhere for faster manufacturing. However, from the first on-site measure this became clear it would not work. For everything to ‘line up,’ the outside pads, centre pads and the pads for around the boxes all had to be different widths and lengths. This made it challenging to order the foam so far in advance, and therefore time was not on our side.