2012Architecten's Wikado Playground is Fun and Eco-Friendly

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: and gizmodo
The Wikado playground is an unusual outdoor recreational area for children at the Kinderparadijs Meidoorn facility. In place of typical, commercial playground equipment such as swings, slides and see-saws, this jungle gym repurposes old wind turbines to create an exciting landscape.

Using five discarded rotor blades, the Rotterdam-based studio 2012Architecten created the singular Wikado playground. These blades have been pulled apart to form climbing towers, caves, play surfaces and slides. Molded into a maze-like space, the Wikado playground has a panna court in the center. The four 'towers' have been placed on the outer corners of the Wikado playground with a large net fastened to them. This net provides a fun climbing section for kids.

The Wikado playground design team was made up of Jeroen Bergsma, C├ęsare Peeren and Jos de Krieger.