PLAYGROUND BÖCKLINSTRASSE

type: playground for kids from 9-14 and sprayers
address: Böcklinstr. 11 / Wühlischstr. 54, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
client: BSM GmbH and Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
design phases: 2-8
completion: 2006
costs: 250.000 EUR
area: 700sqm
award: DA!, Architektur in Berlin 2006', Architektenkammer Berlin

 

This playground for children from 9 years onwards and for sprayers is taking up the existing edge courses in the surrounding and is divided into three areas: the grove, the pergola and the plateau. (See also section “competitions”). The Birch grove (Betula utilis, Doorenbos') marks off the grounds to Wühlischstraße and offers an introverted retreat for girls. Here a balancing rope, a double hammock and a trampoline were set into the sandy ground. A tree house with a climbing net allows the view from an elevated perspective. The steel pergola overgrown with wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) fills the space between grove and plateau. Here too protected seating is offered. The 50 centimeter high plateau is dominated by a 3-meter-high climbing rock and a small rock to sit on made of red shotcrete. It is surrounded by a mastic asphalt surface for skating. In the rear a newly plastered wall and five 4-meter-high concrete slabs were built for sprayers to practice their graffiti art. On a series of trellis elements between the slabs wine (Vitis coignetae and Clematis montana 'Rubens') is growing.