1. February 2018

Spring, climb, spin, swing! – The Berlin­ers present eight new Play­points by URBAN DESIGN BERLIN.

Ordi­nary play equip­ment is designed to be imme­di­ate­ly rec­og­nized. The URBAN DESIGN BERLIN prod­ucts are not ordi­nary. They are not con­crete­ly designed, but rather sug­gest nat­ur­al objects. They play around their shapes, and leave suf­fi­cient space for the viewer’s own imag­i­na­tion.

The new Play­points are espe­cial­ly styl­ish as an object in the pub­lic space and extreme­ly cool as a place to play. They are much more than clas­si­cal play­ground pieces. With their com­bi­na­tion of design, style and cool­ness, they are design ele­ments in all pub­lic spaces, with space to play includ­ed.

The Berlin­ers are pre­sent­ing nine new Play­points that all fea­ture the unmis­tak­able design lan­guage of URBAN DESIGN BERLIN. They are not only at home han­dling clas­sic play­grounds, but the city is their world.

At a time when urban space is increas­ing­ly shrink­ing, these Play­points are where places to play are cre­at­ed despite min­i­mal space.

The inno­va­tions in the field of see­saws are called But­ter­fly and Freeride. They impress both visu­al­ly through the organ­ic line lay­out as well as tech­ni­cal­ly through a new rub­ber bear­ing sys­tem.

Berliner-Butterfly

But­ter­fly

Berliner-Freeride

Freeride

The disc is a mod­ern mer­ry-go-round, con­sist­ing of a round disc. The slight incli­na­tion of the con­cave sur­face makes it espe­cial­ly inter­est­ing to play on. The disc is avail­able in two dif­fer­ent sizes: as Disc L and XL with a diam­e­ter of 6.23’/7.54’.

Berliner-Disk-XL

Disk XL

The pre­sent­ed Fireball.3.1 and Eddie.05 are two new slen­der Play­points that specif­i­cal­ly use the space above. Both units have a height of 7.54’ and are no wider than 3.28’/1.64’. A new, slip-proof HDPE base plat­form pro­vides the need­ed foot­ing when spin­ning.

Berliner-Fireball-Eddie

Fire­ball und Eddie

The Hula-Loops express organ­i­cal­ly shaped boards that are flex­i­ble thanks to a spring-loaded rub­ber bear­ing. There are ball tracks in the sur­face. The ball starts to roll through hip move­ment. These Play­points moti­vate to exer­cise in a play­ful way.
Berliner-Hulla-Loop"

Hula-Loop

The Net Swing allows a break in a hec­tic day, and invites you to pause for a moment. At the same time, the organ­ic design of the curved poles in com­bi­na­tion with the col­or­ful balls makes them a visu­al high­light in open urban spaces.
Berliner-Net-Swing

Net Swing

A surf­board for the pedes­tri­an zone! This inno­v­a­tive Play­points joins in every move­ment, no mat­ter where the wind comes from. Fur­ther more the win­drid­er is a visu­al enrich­ment for any kind of urban spaces.

Berliner-Windrider

Win­drid­er

All Play­points are con­struct­ed in a tech­ni­cal­ly, sophis­ti­cat­ed way and are made from qual­i­ty mate­ri­als such as stain­less steel, pow­der-coat­ed alu­minum, HDPE sur­faces and ITR bear­ings. They stand for the great­est amount of safe­ty and long ser­vice life. All prod­ucts meet the EN 1176 and fur­ther inter­na­tion­al stan­dards such as ASTM F1487 and CSA Z614. Play­points are very low-main­te­nance and cause hard­ly any sub­se­quent costs.