visiondivision: rapid palace
apr 02, 2009
visiondivision: rapid palace


‘rapid palace’ by visiondivision
image courtesy visiondivision

swedish architectural firm visiondivision were commissioned to transform a quite boring
schoolyard into a more playful
one. as the school already has a budget for asphalt
maintenance they decided to
use that as a main tool for the improvement of the yard.


existing schoolyard
image courtesy visiondivision


image courtesy visiondivision

a pattern combined from plans of palaces from all over the world is created by
tearing
away parts of the existing asphalt. sast growing salix (swedish bamboo) are planted
in
the new voids.


image courtesy visiondivision

as the kids start school again they will have a palace made from walls of salix
that already
has reached half their length of four meters.


image courtesy visiondivision


image courtesy visiondivision

the palace has different halls in various sizes and
ground materials to stimulate an active
playground. some of the halls have educational purposes, where
classes can be held outside
if the weather permits.

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