The appearance of playgrounds within the urban landscape has become a precious and essential part of contemporary urban planning.
With Holzhof Fantasy we wanted to design something totally new which could realize in the real world what children (but not only them) has always been dreaming about in their fantasies.
We decided then to widen our concept of playground introducing our desire to invite everyone – children, youngsters and adults – to move around and meet in a truly special place, positively influencing both landscape and social aggregation in a particular community area.
Holzhof Fantasy line has currently developed in a total of 14 different installations. All are made of a central structure with a powder coated main skeleton in alluminium representing animals (butterfly, dragonfly, bear…) or imaginary subjects (such as the dragon and the dinosaur, for example) with the intention of moving people just with a single look, both in urban contests - such as cities – and more natural ones like for example woods, fields or beaches.
The line culminates with our Dinosaur T-Rex: a playground with impressive dimensions: 8 linear meters and almost 5 meters of height!
Thanks to the combination of selected materials such as aluminium, recycled polyethylene, thermo-wood and robinia-wood, each game also complies with the Italian acronym “CAM” standards (minimum environmental criteria). These criteria have to be considered as a European protocol (that Italy has already officially adopted) to accomplish in order to be entitled to take part in public tenders regarding the construction of playground areas, and which will shortly have to be embraced also by the other member countries of the UE.
All facilities are realized in compliance with the European regulations for safety in playground areas.