Remember the good old days of running around on the playground like a child?
Where everything seemed amazing and grandiose?
What if you were to take your kid to a playground that even you wanted to play on?
Images via Colossal
Who’s responsible for such creativity? Danish firm, Monstrum are known for creating some of the coolest playgrounds with their out of the box concepts, playful colors, and finding new ways to engage children when playing.
This is more than just a series of playgrounds, though. The founders of Monstrum, Ole B. Nielsen and Christian Jensen believe that a playground can be more than a playground. They meet boys who like pink and girls who climb trees, so why only play with the standard playground equipment when you can play in the belly of a whale, in a moon crater, submarine, giant spider, princess castle and the list goes on!
As artists and designers and through our experience with building theatrical set-design at numerous theaters in Copenhagen, we have the knowledge to combine elements where not only physical activities and play evolve, but also with a visual story that creates a space where fantacy thrives.
And you don’t have to feel guilty about letting your child play too much. The main purpose of the playground designs are to challenge the child’s motor skills at all levels.
The playgrounds are designed to include multiple age groups so that one end can target nursery children, one who needs comfort, the presence of adults and smaller challenges. And the other end targets the children who like more speed and difficult challenges.
Here’s some of the playground designs (so cool!):
These playgrounds are so cool. And don’t fret, all the playground equipment meets the safety requirements of DS/EN 1176/77. So worry not if you ever have the opportunity to take your child to one of these great playgrounds.
I love how all of these playgrounds are full of fun, fantasy, and also focus on the motor skill development of the children who play here. It’s nice that Monstrum This just shows how truly smart design can be. Check out more unique stories like this over at Colossal! Check out all the other awesome playground designs over at Monstrum