We hope our contribution to the design of playgrounds will improve the living situation of children. We believe that playgrounds are simply the consequence of a complex, continuously developing society, but they alone cannot really remedy the lack of free spaces for children.
Nevertheless, we believe playgrounds to be...
If a playground is to fulfil these tasks, the playgound itself as well as its equipment should have a high play value. The term play value is defined by the relationship between playground/play equipment and the user and must be kept firmly in mind during all planning.
A playground can already display a high play value by having a varied terrain structure with hills and banks, using a variety of paving and different ground surfaces.
A well-planned and appropriate planting increases this play value. This creates a harmonious atmosphere, which is a prerequisite for deeply involving play.
A playground with a high play value can be recognised by the signs of wear and tear. The trampled-down lawn, worn ladder rungs, steps, and floor of the equipment, worn shiny handles and handrails tell their own story about eager children’s hands and feet; they say: it is fun to “play" here!
The guiding principle for the development of our equipment is the play value, followed by safety, stability, ease of maintenance and environmental orientation.