9. September 2018
Park’N’Play – Rooftop Playground on a Car Park in Copenhagen
The playground "Park'N'Play" towers in bright red above the harbour scenery of Copenhagen. Its special feature is that it is located 24 metres above sea level on the roof of a multi-storey car park, thus setting new standards in understanding the design of public spaces.
The challenge of this project was to create centrally located parking facilities that would fit in perfectly with the surroundings of the modern Nordhavn district. The installation of a roof playground has created a multi-functional multi-storey car park.
The red handrail of the staircase on the façade of the multi-storey car park continues on the roof and is integrated like a "red thread" into the most diverse play structures, serving as a supporting element for swings, benches and dangling possibilities.
The highlight of the rooftop playground is a climbing pyramid by Berliner Seilfabrik which is nearly 8 metres high.
A black planar net serves as the ascent, which spirals around a central mast and becomes narrower and finally pointed the higher you go.
When constructing the pyramid, the existing roof structure was to be used as an anchor without damaging the properties of the roof’s cladding. The solution lay in the high number of 16 anchoring points in total. This allows the tensile forces to be distributed in the optimal way and the roof construction was only minimally disturbed.