East completes adventure playground
Architecture practice East has completed a new adventure playground building in Hastings.
The London-based practice remodelled the interior of a former dilapidated coach house with heavy timber, with a large open play area as the centrepiece.
Judith Losing, director at East, says: “We observed how young people played on the site, we built a 1:1 scale play equipment with them and have developed the design of the building using models.
“We were particularly interested in how the design of the building and landscape can encourage creative play and responsible risk taking.”
The playground, which was funded by the Department for Children Schools and Families, officially opens on 12 November.