The playground at 11 Hoyt St. in Brooklyn, New York is one of the many amenities provided as part of this stunning new condominium development. Working collaboratively with Hollander Design, the playground concept is inspired by the life cycle of a monarch butterfly, the form of which influenced some of the architectural features of the 57-story luxury residence. The focal points of the play space are whimsical butterfly and caterpillar sculptures. These are linked by hexagonal stacked climbers to create organic circuits within the playground.
Underneath one of the caterpillar’s abdominal segments, an artist hut is found where a chalkboard provides opportunities for creative drawings. The terrain surrounding the sculptures is mounded poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing; mounded landforms provide variation and circulation patterns throughout the playground. A 3 foot hill slide on the rubber slope is framed by notched log climbers and play posts.
Renders are from Binyan Studios