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DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

ring 1: ropes are attached to the floor the inner circle of pavement (radius 1.25m), made of the same safety pavement, turns with the carousel

ring 2: ropes are ended with a flexible lace it is possible to pull and jump

ring 3: ropes are ended with a flexible lace laces are high so you can hang from them

ring 4: a textile roof covers the whole carousel, protecting it from the rain and sun textile is tensed from the center to the outer ring

all the safety rules have been taken care of: distances in between ropes, soft pavement, dimensions of fall zone, heights of the different elements gap in between moving and fixed pavement circle

the carousel is suitable for children from 0 to 99

the carousel can be easily addapted to different circle sizes, keeping always the same structure and shelter surface (50m2), just by adding or taking out the outer circle of ropes

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

the carousel produces energy by turning around this energy is used to generate light

the mecanism of energy production and lightning is so simple as a bike dynamo

education: the users of the carousel can easily understand how it works this way, citizens get concerned about renewable energies and sustainability

when the carousel is not moving there is no light

when the users start to make the carrousel go round the light starts

the colour and intensity of the light change with the speed of the carrousel

after being used, the light keeps working for a while

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

ropes are the main material of the carousel

ropes have been traditionally used by children to play

“soft” ropes

“soft” ropes are used in swings and laces

ropes are combined with plastic elements to create swings

ropes edges can be transformed into laces to hang or pull from

as the ropes are soft and flexible , there is no danger of damage

structural ropes: rope+steel wire

steel core ropes are used for the structural elements

these ropes can be combined with steel elements and be tightened

ropes can also be used for fixing the textile roof to the auter ring of the structure

ropes can also be used for covering the central column to make it more secure

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

the carousel can become an icon, a meeting point of the city

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

DESIGN CONTEST FOR UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY OBJECTS – GOEVERNEURSPLEIN DORDRECHT / PHASE 2

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