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Dalian, China – Designed by Wutopia Lab, this café for children in the Chinese city of Dalian mixes fun, socialization and physical expression in a cloud-like environment.
Kyoto – Satoshi Takijiri’s Yojo Park, located in Kyoto, is an ‘indoors forest’ that allows children on wheelchairs to feel the freedom of the playground.
Hangzhou – X+Living’s Neobio Family Park in Hangzhou is a fantasy-filled destination for parent-child activities.
Shanghai – X+Living takes inspiration from a hot air balloon rising above a castle at Neobio Kids Restaurant so families can enjoy the best of both worlds.
AALBORG – ADEPT in collaboration with landscape architects GHB creates a new narrative around the Limfjord – the largest fjord landscape in Denmark.
ODDER – Complete with a series of plazas in the interior, playful fenestration, and pitched roofs, the students are encouraged to run freely throughout the building and rule the day.
BERINGEN – Landscape architecture firms Carve and Omgeving jointly memorialise the past with a playground stretched over a monumental cultivated mound.
FREDERIKSBERG – Ku.Be is the result of a typology mix between a playground, a theatre and a gym presented as a community building in Denmark.
OKAZAKI – Beijing-based MAD Architects has designed an organic veil wrapped around the framework of the former house beneath.
NEW YORK – Governors Island has been derelict for decades. After a substantial redesign by landscape designer Adriaan Geuze, for the views of Manhattan alone the archipelago is worth a visit.
ROTTERDAM – Architect Iris de Kievith’s mobile pavilion might look like it’s going to fly away, but it gained a foothold in Rotterdam’s Feijenoord neighbourhood.
FUNABASHI – Relying on nature, Amanemori Nursery by Japanese architects Aisaka Architects’ Atelier creates a playful enviroment to inspire and challenge a new generation.
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