Client: Rotherglen School – Primary
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Completion Date: Fall 2017
Construction Budget: $250,000-$500,000
At Rotherglen Primary School, Earthscape has transformed this open and unused space into a distinctive multi-use play-yard. Users enter into the new Rotherglen Primary School through a contemporary, but traditional and structured ‘front’ space that includes custom concrete seating walls, timber benches, planting areas and an artificial turf soccer pitch. Beyond this, a mature grove of trees holds a playspace with sculptural play forms. A large tower sculpture and log climber is complimented by smaller simple forms sculptures where children can both climb or hide away.
The playspaces maximize connective assets of the surroundings, incorporating the contemporary, traditional and natural features of this historical site and building. The comprehensive site plan includes several play areas plus connecting pathways and seating. The aesthetic is tailored to reflect the school’s high standards and traditions but stand out in its distinct and creative form.