studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands

studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands

studio ossidiana’s ‘horismos’ is a playground for a new elementary school in vleuten, the netherlands, characterized by an undulating landscape of colored concrete elements. the project is designed to foster imagination, and encourage children to discover new ways of playing instead of dictating what they should do in it. the rotterdam-based studio has created the playground as a landscape at children’s height, where tactile surfaces and playful shapes are combined into a space to explore in different ways.studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlandsall images by gert jan van rooijen

 

 

studio ossidiana has developed ‘horismos’ around a central piece of mountain-like concrete elements, which together form an undulating landscape that stimulates imagination and creativity. the piece is designed at children scale, with the dimensions of a passage for an adult, but the scale of a room for a child. the adventurous landscape offers itself as a labyrinth, a place to hide, and a place of encounters, which children can explore, climb on, or pass through.studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands

 

 

the playground is materialized in colored concrete, with different finishings that provide tactile surfaces to be discovered. several round openings on the wavy concrete elements add another playful layer to the piece. the project is complete with a series of other areas, such as a stepped, circular zone built in pink concrete.view of the central concrete piece by studio ossidiana studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands children playing on the undulating landscape of concrete elements

studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands
studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands

studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands

studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlands

studio ossidiana creates colorful concrete landscape for school playground in the netherlandsdesign process

 

project info:

 

name: horismos

architect: studio ossidiana

client: municipality of utrecht, OBS haarzicht school

partner: tomaello

location: vleuten, the netherlands

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