This is the playground in front of the expodium apartment. The main object is a red iron structure on a black square. Behind it are five round cylinders in a circle and black and white patterns in the tiles on the ground. What do these forms propose? The cylinders seem to be perfect for a group discussion.
I wonder what the ideals and the educational goals the designers of these playgrounds pursued. And how these designs may conflict with the reality.
From 2007-2009 the municipality issued a ban on gathering in Kanaleneiland-Noord to overcome problems with the youth of the neighborhood. This must have been a surrealistic situation - a lot of public benches on which it is prohibited to sit with more than two people.
|Are these 'benches' really meant to sit on?|
|Is this vandalism or an act of resistance to the planning of public space?|
|The Expodium porch functions as a public/private playground.|