26. January 2018
Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico-City
The Bosque de Chapultepec, covering an area of 988 acres, is the largest green area in the center of Mexico City and a popular destination of the capital’s residents. The local recreation area, which is described as the Forest of Chapultepec in Spanish, is split into three subsections. The large number of children’s play areas are especially noteworthy and are located across all three parts of the park. There are more than 30 different types of play equipment made by Berliner Seilfabrik that are oriented to the needs of children of all ages.
The newest attraction, found in the park’s northern end, is a combination of three cute play houses from the product line “Spooky Rookies,” which was specially designed for the needs of small children and to promote their psycho-locomotive skills. The red color of the connecting balls and the HDPE panels attract children yet also remind you of a sea of flowers that fits perfectly in the park landscape.
Right next door, Berliner’s newest invention, “The Cube,” awaits. It’s a spatial net device with an outer frame that is impressive with its combination of futuristic design and the natural timber building material. Older children will find lots of space to climb and romp around within its 3-dimensional area.
“A part of the park had been closed off for a long time, as it served as a security zone to the adjacent presidential palace. After this area had then been made accessible to the public throughout the day, our intention was to upgrade this area with attractive play equipment that appeal to families as well,” says engineer Herrera from the EVISA company, which was responsible for a large part of the park’s redesign.
A further result of this project is the play device “Twist.” Differently-sized steel arches are combined with one another in different angles in such a way that two snake-like sculptures are created that intersect several times along their 32.8 foot length.
Both “Twist Strands” are connected with each other by a climbing net along the entire length. Thus a continuous, climbable play sculpture emerges that impresses both with its unique design as well as its sophisticated value of play.