Though not a traditional playground, this project will bring an element of the unexpected into the City, inviting people to interact with one another and their surroundings in new ways and shifting perceptions of public space within the City of London.
Inspired by wooden children’s toys which contain multiple elements which slot together, the design for this installation starts with a block, from which the various shapes are ‘carved’ from. The pieces created from the block make up the modular installation, each with a unique shape that creates the opportunity for seating, play or wonder.
The urban playground will form a ‘trail of breadcrumbs’ to lead visitors to the City on a journey, encountering intriguing sculptural elements.
By looking at design in the City of London from an unusual perspective – that of a child’s – designers McCloy + Muchemwa see the opportunity for bringing in a more playful or even contemplative atmosphere to the spaces in the Eastern Cluster which can engage families, visitor and city-workers alike.
Image: McCloy + Muchemwa
London EC3M 5BN
Fen Court is a short pedestrian passageway in the City of London, linking Fenchurch Street to Fenchurch Avenue.
Nearest station: Fenchurch Street/ Monument