An urge to climb children can't resist
Playing in a treehouse up in the highest of trees is something many of us remember with joy from our childhood. That sacred, no adults allowed play space and lookout point kept us happy and playing for hours on end.
The Tree Top Walk offers just that to today’s children!
The Tree Top Walk is packed with challenging play activities. Children can climb the challenging squirrel’s trail up and get the amazing feeling of accomplishment when climbing to safety in the tree house. When rested from the challenge, they can bridge over from one play house to another and experience the thrilling feeling of walking in a transparent rope-filled tunnel high above ground. Finally, they are rewarded with a ride down the curved slide with daylight flashing through the bulls-eye windows on the tube slide’s roof – before starting all over again.
The Tree Top Walk is so high up. Looking down when playing is a little scary, but that's also what makes it so fun for children.
The Tree Top Walk is quite the eye-catcher. It simply draws attention from everyone around it – both children and adults. The facades in genuine Robinia wood give the structure a gentle look of nature, allowing it to either blend in to nature environments or stand out in urban areas.
A customer from Queensland, Australia wanted to create a unique landmark and playground for the newly established city of Aura.Inspired by a personal holiday to a part of Queensland with lot of old trees, the customer came up with the idea to bring the fun of climbing in the highest of trees to the children of Aura.
The dream was to create structures as tall as trees and re-create the joy of playing in a tree house that many adults of today remember with great joy from their childhood.The aim was to challenge the children and give them a thrilling, yet safe, experience of playing in a tree house high up in the tree tops.
The KOMPAN Design Studio in Berlin took the customers wishes and ideas and developed a custom solution to fit the customer's needs.
Here below is the playground from Aura - the city of colour. This playground became the inspiration for the Tree Top Walk. The Tree Top Walk is a standard solution, that draws on the unique features of the Aura Tree House Playground, making a landmark solution with thrilling, elevated play available for all.
We definitely took the advice from KOMPAN on fun-factor. The kids love the slides. And the rope-walk. I think it's the fear factor. That's the fun factor.
Design Principal on Aura Playground Project