This project included the addition of Ultraviolet (UV) devices on all aquatic facilities within the YMCA which includes four bodies of water—an indoor 25-yard pool, a 25-meter heated pool, a warm-water training pool, and a therapeutic Jacuzzi. The goal was to improve water quality but also improve air quality as all bodies of water are indoor aquatic facilities. These are heavily used facilities with swim teams, lessons, adult classes and water therapy.
LaSalle II Magnet School
World Language Academy
Architectural Firm/Lead Architect: site design group, ltd.
Designed around the concept of story time, the playground at LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School brings stories in four different languages to life! The stories of The Little Prince, Journey to the West, Don Quixote and One Thousand and One Nights are represented in the playground environment. Personalized references to each of the stories and quotes from the books are in dual languages.
Pine Hall Brick
Johnson Plaza at Converse College
Square footage: 5,150
Cost of Project: $300,000
Johnson Plaza was designed in celebration of this all-female college’s 125th anniversary. It replaced a non-descript entryway to the college.
In October, play sculpture arrived in Singapore with the installation of Playworld’s PlayForm 7. The equipment demonstrates a shift in playground design and provides a strong visual impact at Marina Bay, a favorite spot among tourists and residents. The piece exudes an aura of sophistication associated with commissioned public art pieces seen in cities across the globe.
Accommodating up to 50 kids at one time, the equipment provides multiple play experiences, including climbing, jumping, bouncing and even resting. Inspired by landscapes with peaks and valleys, PlayForm 7 comprises 21 play elements that provide tactile, sensory and motion types of play for people of all ages and abilities.
PlayForm 7 incorporates a unique play experience with the appeal of sculpture art that provides a strong visual impact and identity, allowing it to fit seamlessly into the urban landscape. The equipment leverages public art as a means to unite communities and creates an intriguing and interesting backdrop where individuals can gather, play, discover and enjoy being together on their terms, in their own way.
As part of the installation celebration, CT-Art, Playworld’s local distributor in Singapore, held a launch event to introduce Singapore’s landscape architect and park and recreation communities to PlayForm 7.