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The Ambulance Playground is Made with Disabled Children in Mind

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 20, 2013 • References: lucvanhoeckel.nl and itsnicethat
The Ambulance Playground is not a place that tests the boundaries of children's safety when it comes to outdoor recreational activities. Instead, it was named after the use of an old ambulance as part of the fun jungle gym. Granted, if there were any accidents, an ambulance wouldn't be needed because the Ambulance Playground was built on the grounds of the Beit Cure hospital in Malawi.

Created by Dutch designers Pim van Baarsen and Luc van Hoeckel, the Ambulance Playground incorporates parts from the gutted vehicle to form various equipment. While the body acts as a car with a slide attached to it, the springs have been converted into teeter-tottering seats and tires turned into an abstract 'treadmill.' Most of the equipment is disabled-friendly.