Playgrounds Teach The Importance Of Recycling To Kids

Playgrounds Teach The Importance Of Recycling To Kids
Gaming & Play

The structures in Taipei are built using waste items and encourage citizens to take a look at their surroundings from a new perspective

Marielle Castillo
  • 9 august 2016

The city of Taipei is undergoing a major urban transformation, and one of the main issues the city faces is that public infrastructure, such as parks and playgrounds, is being replaced and redesigned using a uniform style. As part of the World Design Capital 2016 Taipei, the City Yeast cooperative is joined by Spanish architect group Basurama—known for transforming deserted public spaces using discarded materials—to launch two play areas built using waste materials reclaimed from landfills.

basurama playground

Called (RE)_create, the installations feature different play areas, including a ball pit, a tunnel, a maze and a slide, all built from discarded water tanks, street lamps and plastic bags.

basurama playground taipei

The temporary playgrounds are located in central Taipei and the final designs were based on the context and the local collaborators involved in the process. The two playgrounds will open to the public on August 10 and will be removed later on in the year.


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