Chemnitz, 2005

Right in front of the entrance to the “Tierpark Chemnitz” (Chemnitz Zoo) a new playground has been established.

It was intended to generously rearrange the spatial situation in accordance with the zoo’s significance for the City of Chemnitz.

The leitmotif “Noah’s Ark” is illustrated by five large animals and an abstract ship. The in-line arrangement of the animals is symbolic for their procession into the ark.

The playground can be subdivided into three zones: the area for play structures, a water playground as well as an area for toddlers (the ark).

Towards the Zoo’s entrance a curvilinear bench defines the playgrounds limits. On the one hand it can be used as seating for visitors and on the other hand to oversee children’s play. At prominent locations the walk from the parking lot towards the main entrance is marked with direction signs designed as stylised animals.

client: Stadt Chemnitz
area: 0.5 ha
completion: 2005