This project began after being approached by the enterprising start up team from Mitty Jump, a firm launching its first children's playground and recreation center. Our role was to develop the design concept and follow it through to fruition. The graphic design team from Mitty already had begun the development of the recreation centers "cartoon" like characters and playhouses. Our role was to develop a design concept and to integrate this with an overall spatial layout, lighting, color scheme and facilities design. We also were integrally involved with choosing safe and lively materials to work with.
The resulting flow and lighting scheme was also featured in the entrance way and in the creation of a large curving and playful fountain and sink area, which also carried on the shape for the window bay, flooring, and additional fixtures. The overall result was a lively, exuberant and open recreation area conveying a joyful and imaginative spirit in which young children could share delight in playfulness and activity.
The first thing was that we integrated and arranged the existing facilities and designed the logical activities circulation. At the entrance, we used a blue flowing gradient floor to attract the children. The wave-like wall divided the entrance area into the gift, reception, storage and rest area and an embedded showcase to place Mitty Jump related gifts. We set the strip lights in the bottom of the wall to guide the children to activity area, whose center was an elastic ball shaped annular carpet which echoed the strip lights. Both of the lights and the carpet guided the activities circulation and around which all activities set. We designed an elastic ball shaped sink area between the washroom and the baby care room. The toilet of the boys and the girls, respectively, was in blue and pink colors, in which was paved with gradient mosaic tile floors. We also designed the elastic ball shaped door handles for the washrooms to echo the Mitty Jump theme in details.