Spielplatz Niebuhrstaße

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In Charlottenburg, Berlin, an unusual meeting point encouraging the discovery of new sports while transcending conventional rules and regulations was created. Overlapping and dynamically distorted markings inspired by the Flipper game playfield, allow the players to set the rules for themselves and negotiate them for each match; the sporting activity turns into an educational excitement that develops critical, creative and social skills. 


Sunk one-and-a-half metres into the ground and lined with colourful retaining walls, fences and enclosures, it resembles more a compact play-box than a conventional playground. 


A high wall of curved, precast concrete elements marks the playground’s boundary with the sky above. The coloured, rubberized tartan surface is not limited to the ground, but also covers the sides of the playing area. 

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