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Multifunctional, Safe & Resilient Playgrounds in Urban Areas – How to?

September 23, 2022 @ 9:00 - 16:00

How do we think beyond limited space making dense urban areas vibrant, desirable, sustainable, and resilient with a full range of amenities? Together with Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg von Berlin and WE BUILD DENMARK we would like to invite you to a 1-day workshop where we will take a deep dive into the overall challenge of how playgrounds can be designed to be inclusive, climate-resilient, clean, safe, open, accommodating different groups of users, without limiting the original function of providing a protected space for children. The quest calls for creativity and the ability to design for multifunctional purposes.

At the workshop we will look at the challenge from four different perspectives:

  • Inclusive & barrier-free: How can playgrounds be designed inclusively and barrier-free with the involvement of different user groups – children included?
  • Climate-resilient & sustainable: How can playgrounds be designed to be climate-resilient to mitigate the effects of climate change, preserve biodiversity and allow for usability despite climatic changes?
  • Clean & open: How can playgrounds be designed using technical, design and organizational elements to promote an individual sense of cleanliness and safety so that the users feel comfortable?
  • Flexible & versatile: Which technical, design, and organizational measures can be implemented for playgrounds, facilitating use at different times and periods without limiting the original purpose of playgrounds to be a safe space for children?

The workshop is organized by BLOXHUB and will be a facilitated process with a mix of inspirational talks, interdisciplinary group discussions, and co-creation sessions. Based on a specific yet representative case provided by Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg von Berlin the aim of the workshop is to generate ideas and prototype solutions which can be implemented and scaled to other areas. Workshop participants consist of members from the BLOXHUB ecosystem and selected stakeholders from Berlin to ensure a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Each group will work with one of the four perspectives and cross-pollination between the groups is included to make sure that the workshop output includes all the elements needed to solve the complex challenge.

Would you like to join?
Please contact Program Director at BLOXHUB Lotte C. Breengaard +45 2268 4643 /


September 23, 2022
9:00 - 16:00
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Fæstningens Materialgård, Frederiksholms Kanal 30
Copenhagen, 1220 Danmark
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