Type: Residential area with playground, picknick decks, football pitch, bike and garbage shacks
Location: Flanaganstr. / Taylorstr. u. a., 14195 Berlin-Zehlendorf
Client: Parkviertel Dahlem GmbH
Architect: GFP Enders Projektmanagement (general planner)
Planning: Rüdiger Amend, Eike Richter, Sandra Garscha, Ronny Brox, Katrin Eisfelder, Sigrid Kock, Gesa Königstein, J. Henke
Costs: ca. 3.000.000 EUR
Area: 200.000 qm
In workshops with the residents, ideas and wishes for the design of the outdoor facilities were collected and the concept "Life in the Park" was developed. The concept focussed on the aspects games, communication, nature.
In addition to a cautious redensification with town villas, numerous measures were implemented to improve the living environment. These include new apartment gardens, the renovation of building entrances, attractive bicycle and rubbish houses, meet & grill areas close to the houses with integrated small children's playgrounds as well as numerous nature playgrounds and a small pitch.
The newly built Spider Park is a very special playground. It was built on the crest of an ice-age elevation with a rich tree population. A net landscape was developed with the help of rope elements. The existing trees were integrated into the structure, creating a natural playground with high play value. The net spaces are suitable for moving hand over hand, climbing, balancing and relaxing. The movement elements are varied and include a horizontal spider's web as well as vertical climbing nets and connecting tree bridges.
The playground stimulates especially the imagination of children and their joy of exploration and it supports the children´s sense of balance and their motor acitivity.