Playgrounds may not be considered “traditional” architecture, but Paul Gardiner  has had a continual commitment and a real passion about children’s education services for  many years.  Playgrounds have very stringent constraints and are challenging design exercises, but are an integral part of a childs development.

We use sustainably forested and recycled timber and aim to incorporate sun shelter. Hence the forms created give a sense of enclosure but also have filtered light. They are  simple yet very effective.

The selected playground facilities in this section are generally community based projects. The structure and play equipment were principally designed by Paul and some in conjunction with landscape architect Mary Jeavons. The build process was then project managed with local groups of volunteers.

With the addition of sensory and musical experiences as well as physically challenging activities, children can engage in all types of dramatic and social play.

  • Location:
    Various Suburbs
  • Landscape Architect:
    Mary Jeavons
  • Builder:
    Local Community Groups, Famous Construction
  • Photographer:
    Rory Gardiner

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