Site: Humlebæk lilleskole, Denmark
Area: 7.500 m2
Status: Realized 2010
The Master Plan for the outdoor areas at Humlebæk School is based on the expression and architecture of the school. The School buildings are built as Norwegian log cabins, and this expression is used as an inspiration for the play areas and planting. Centrally located between the school buildings is a small square with part of it converted into a small river, with a sandy riverbank, climbing gear, playhouses and a small “fishing ground”. A meadow created by a green rubber hill flanks this area. All around the school’s central buildings different play areas are placed separated by small rest areas with balancing rocks and larch plantation. The different play areas are connected with a path that connects them to the main square. This gives the playground possibilities for many different movement patterns. The idea is that the farther away from the school’s main square, the wilder it becomes. North of the school there is established a “Tarzan” obstacle course. In the south area there are located a sports field with basket ball and a skating area with movable skate items.