visiondivision: rapid palace 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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