UTRO architects created a unique playground for children in Russia. The main task was to fill the area with natural elements and create a special space for children with art objects designed by a Moscow artist.
Playful art objects were designed and drawn exclusively for the Metropolia residence project. Altogether ten art objects were created on the basis of drawings. As for functionality, the area turned out to be diverse and interesting for children of all ages.
"It's good when spaces for children have a character that their imagination can latch onto, not necessarily a particular one. Kids build their worlds from it. They don't need instructions on how to play," says Olga Rokal, architect and partner at architectural studio UTRO. — We decided to involve an artist, who came up with the abstract picture and the architects transferred it into reality.
The UTRO team put a lot of emphasis on the landscape of the playground - it became a separate play element. Thanks to the different elevations, children can run, jump from bump to bump, and hide behind hills. While the children are playing, parents can comfortably spend time nearby: there are long benches in the shade of trees around the perimeter of the playground, and a large canopy protecting from the sun near the sandbox.