9. September 2018
In Copenhagen‘s modern Sydhaven district, under the project management of the Copenhagen-based architecture company, JJW Architekter, new school grounds were built on an area of over 10.000 m2 - Sydhavensskolen.
The whole building is arranged in tiers on five levels. Each level has its own spacious area outside which can be accessed using spacious steps outside the building.
The different play facilities and the climbing apparatus on the individual levels are the core element of the areas outside.
On levels 0, 1 and 2, playgrounds were created on areas of space measuring from 60 m² to 160 m², which challenge pupils close to the ground or up to a height of almost 3 metres.
The architects decided on combinations for the “Terranos Netscapes”. Ropes, nets, bridges, hammocks, rubber elements and other accessories are stretched here. This creates new low-rope courses again and again. The common design language makes the individual play areas a unit.
The ground of the Sydhaven project required a special installation, since it forms both the roof of the classrooms and the corridors. New School Ground in Sydhaven Therefore, it was not possible to use thick concrete blocks. The posts were welded onto large steel plates and strengthened with gussets. These plates are firmly fixed on to the concrete surface with the help of shear connectors and thread bolts. The bolts and plates are coated using coloured EPDM fall protection material.
On the 3rd floor there is a smaller, but especially sculptural climbing element. Between inclined and straight standing posts a rubber membrane spreads, which is attached to the posts with ropes.
At the top level there are three sports and play areas. A kind of parcours leads the user to a nested field of rubber membranes. In addition, a streetball field makes basketball hearts beat faster.