The Edgestone at Legacy is a 307-acre master planned community project undertaken by Hines, a global real estate development firm. TBG Partners, the prime consultant, partnered with Earthscape to deliver a natural play space for the amenities center.
Earthscape collaborated and engaged with TBG Partners during the schematic design phase, resulting in a series of hand-sketch alternatives for an iconic play space that would evoke subtle memories of unstructured play in the woods. The project came to life in three-dimensions as conversations continued through design development. The finer details were finessed during the construction-drawing phase and the vision realized in fabrication.
The playground features several ‘pods’ – areas of depressed elevation that feature a custom play element. As visitors enter the park, they are met with an abstract playable sculpture. They will then discover an enormous logjam that connects to a log tower reaching up 20 feet high and accessible by net climbers. The logjam and tower incorporate simple, organic forms that bring forest-play to life.