PLAYING AND LEARNING LANDSCAPES

A green break in Hosingen

Construction time: 2008 – 2009
Place: Hosingen, Luxembourg
Surface: 6500 m²
Developer: Municipality of Hosingen

Perfect for preschools, these groves form ideal individual hidey-holes for small children to play in. Each of the three new seating areas has its own character. The natural wooden objects are perfect for kids to climb on, and their figurative elements play to children’s imaginations. One particularly special feature is the use of indigenous tree and shrub species, arranged using different varieties to teach children about new natural shapes and colours. The expansion of the play area for the primary school playground creates space for group learning (green classrooms) and communication-based group games (clusters of trees -go-kart train). Imaginative natural wooden objects create an awareness of animals and encourage role-play.