14. évfolyam, 2016/1-2. szám

Márques Ibañez, Ana
Development Models for Playgrounds in the Contemporary Urban Fabric

The primary focus of this project is the playground as a generator of spaces for recreation, integration, identity expression of people in a group, active creativity and play. This project analyses children’s playgrounds from the following perspective: the playground in different urban development models, the presentation of possible development lines for playscapes, and the relationship that can be established between children’s recreation areas, art and gardens. These spaces are conceived as places for future intergenerational communication, creativity and the creation of identity within the contemporary urban fabric. Their purpose is also to instil children with educational values such as care and respect for the natural environment. Advocates of recreation spaces traditionally visualised playgrounds not only as places of refuge from the risks and perils of urban life, but also as areas that fostered social integration. Play has an educational value that is universally recognised.

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