MAIALAND is a playground designed by Studio Dass, inspired by nature and forest. The theme of the nature and the design of the playground reflect the local rural context where it is located. It is also a key theme for the children’s education, that increasingly lose their relationship with nature. Through playing, it will help them to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our forests and animals and, importantly, to live a sustainable life, environmentally friendly, and thinking about the future of our planet.
The playground is divided into two zones, the Forest and the Tree House, each designed to target different age groups, so when the children grow up they always find new challenges. Green, the color of nature, is present throughout the park, on the pavement as roots and in construction as trunks and branches that grow vertically between the existing building.
The cognitive and motor abilities of children are specially developed with playing and here they will find the equipment and the environment that will give them new impulses and challenges in order to sharpen their senses and grow healthy in society and in harmony with the surrounding context.Location: Maia, Portugal Architect: Studio dass Photos: Studio dass