15. October 2012 / Ricky Ricardo
Wild Kingdom Playspace
Topos 79 dedicated a special section to the legacy planning of the London 2012 Olympics, featuring projects which were completed in time for the games. This newly opened play-space on Three Mills Green, called the Wild Kingdom, is the first legacy project to be delivered after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The play-space provides young people with a bizarre and fantastical landscape of play. The scheme combines a variety of play structures and spaces that together bring a sense of unexpected adventure, imaginative seasonal change and a creative response to the newly created landscape at Three Mills Green.
The project was designed by young architectural practice We Made That with contractors, Free Play, following an international architecture competition. It is a Lee Valley Regional Park Authority project funded by The Legacy List and supported by the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Image credits: © We Made That, except image 03 – Dan Childs Films.