Completed in 2021, Playpoint conceptualised and built a bamboo grove-inspired playground for Sky Sanctuary Residences in Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. The design for this playground was guided by the client’s vision for tropical living in the inlands, the first of its kind in Setapak.
As the first nature-inspired residence in the area, Sky Sanctuary Residences is prized in this part of the Kuala Lumpur metropolis, where vertical township and the rejuvenating tranquillity of nature is seamlessly blended into the concept of lakeside living.
In line with the client’s vision, the playground that Playpoint conceptualised was inspired by the serenity of bamboo groves. This welcoming sanctuary serves as an escape from city living, a tranquil enclosure that leaves behind the everyday hustle and bustle of life to revitalise and refresh all who play on it.
The play space consists of several clearly segmented areas – three bamboo towers, various net structures, undulating mounds, a crawl tunnel, and a gossip pit – that meld together into a cohesive, safe retreat for engaging play. Various play elements invite the curiosity and excitement of children, allowing them to exercise their imagination as they slide, swing, crawl, clamber, and balance over the features of this bamboo-inspired playground.
Mimicking the natural growth of bamboo, three twisted steel towers rise up from the ground. A thrilling enclosed tube slide with a skylight at the end for children to peer out of curls around the tallest tower, enticing the young ones to whoosh safely down to the ground. The other two towers consist of watch-towers with different play elements, encouraging children to scale its netted nucleus for a bird’s eye view of the lush surroundings.
All three towers are connected by a steel, net, and wooden bridge, allowing for the young ones to exercise their psychomotor skills as they traverse safely between the three. Various mini-hammocks intertwined carefully throughout a bamboo grove allow for a social space within the play area for children to plan their next exciting make-believe adventure together.
With a focus on integrated living, a harmonious nexus between tranquil nature and brisk, fast-paced city life, this play area at Sky Sanctuary Residences offers an innovative and imaginative play experience like no other.
Project Location: 23-4 Jalan 3/101c, Cheras Business Centre, Jalan Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Client/Owner: SKYSANCTUARY DEVELOPMENT Sdn Bhd
Playpoint (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Established in 2001, Playpoint is an award-winning playground and landscaping consultancy based in Singapore.
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