How one child’s painting became the inspiration for a new community playground…

ChildsPlay, IntriCut

 

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The Lincoln Avenue Knightswood community-funded playground in Glasgow is an inspirational project that demonstrates how imagination can shape the future of play.

This creative space in the built-up residential location of inner-city Glasgow is a project that started life as a colourful painting by a young competition winner at a local primary school.

 

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Notts Sport‘s CAD department worked to develop a design based on an artist’s impression of the original painting, creating a fun depiction of the world with oversized houses, clouds and trees.

The design was then intricately cut out of synthetic ChildsPlay surfacing and installed in the centre of the play area, surrounded by ‘zones’ of bright coloured carpet to encourage imaginative play. The eye catching space is unusual because it doesn’t use traditional play equipment to fill the space. Instead, children are allowed to make up their own games and develop play freely in a sensory environment.

 

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With the launch of IntriCut, Notts Sport’s innovative in-house cutting service, creatively cut play spaces like this are being installed up and down the country. IntriCut’s specialist CAD technology enables the Notts Sport ChildsPlay team to work with clients to realise their creative visions, creating dynamic patterns, elaborate shapes and illustrations that prevent the need for other equipment or expensive structures.

Read more about how IntriCut is changing the face of the UK’s playgrounds: http://intri-cut.co.uk/

 

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