Norell/Rodhe was awarded 2nd Prize in the open international competition Lill-Valla Park in Linköping, Sweden. The competition brief called for a redesign of the four-hectare Lill-Valla Park and its playgrounds. Instead of separating “nature”, infrastructure and playground equipment from each other, our project proposes to integrate them in playful and unexpected ways. A dense web of new footpaths provide an overall cohesive identity for the park, while allowing for local variation and adaptation. Playgrounds are integrated in ways that amplify and subtly alter the experience of existing landscape elements. Overall, the project balances the geometric precision of designed landscape elements with more dynamic processes that rely on the shifting nature of plant-life and materials. It explores biological matter as a means to create strange experiences that simultaneously seem to belong in contemporary culture and traditional folklore.