Appealing outdoor spaces


Create attractive outdoor spaces for housing areas

Attract and retain residents with appealing outdoor spaces that build a sense of community. Creating the perfect living environment is essential in turning a house into a home and a residential area into a thriving community.

At KOMPAN, breathing life into residential areas has always been a key goal. In fact, our company was born out of a housing project! Today, understanding the role and value of recreation in residential spaces is core to what we do. Communities are a random collection of people defined by demographics of work, age and culture - it's the pride in where they call home that allows them to acquire a sense of purpose and unity. This is a feeling worth investing in.

Recreational Space: A Social Turbo Charger

Recreational space fosters a sense of civic ownership. It’s what changes a geographical name into an entity, making it a desirable place to call home. Through growing respect and care, communities are more likely to protect recreational spaces from vandalism and misuse. This can reduce the need for equipment repairs and replacements. Getting your social spaces right from the start can have a profound impact on extending the lifetime of a major investment. 

Site refurbishment: breathing new life into established communities

Even the best recreational facilities will be tested by time. Wear and tear can be seen as a badge of honour, but there comes a point when decisions have to be made. Take Stuytown in Manhattan, for example. 75 years down the line, refurbishment was an answer but rejuvenation was the aim. The residents took their worn ‘asphalt box’ of a play yard and commissioned KOMPAN to transform it into a multi-sport fitness area. Customised to make full use of the space, the Stuytown solution is unique. KOMPAN's options are both versatile and flexible, from templates to specific requests that are in and out of the box. StuyTown CEO, Rick Hayduk, explains why everyone is now delighted with their rejuvenated multi-activity fitness area. Find out his thoughts in the video below.

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The recreational amenities are absolutely critical to the wellbeing of the residents. Residents come here because of the recreational offerings.

Rick Hayduk, CEO, StuyTown Property Services

Creating new, modern neighbourhoods

Over 50 years ago, KOMPAN was founded by 'accident' following an observation on a housing estate. The huge blocks of brutalist flats were devoid of individuality - concrete and soulless. An art project was commissioned to defuse the anonymity, but the children adopted the art as playthings. Swiftly, there was more than just an identity - there was a focal point and a meeting place. The artist saw an opportunity that satisfied a need, and from that, KOMPAN was born. Today, playgrounds are no longer an add-on. Instead, they are an integral part of the mix. Contributing to building communities is in our DNA, and working with architects and developers to support healthy, sustainable societies is amongst the most precious of our goals.

What partnership means to us

KOMPAN focuses on the various facets of recreational outdoor space, including play, fitness, and socialisation. We'll work with you to understand your vision and identify the exact needs of your residents. This information is then carefully crafted into designs that fit your unique requirements - including any installation, safety management, or maintenance considerations.

We understand that no two situations are identical. KOMPAN will take the specified demographics and geographical location of your project as fundamental starting points, and turn them into a fully-realised outdoor recreational solution.

Once your project has been installed, KOMPAN can help with aftercare, including inspection and maintenance. You can rest assured that when you partner with KOMPAN, we'll be here to help every step of the way.

Customer cases

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Stuytown Fitness Playground, United States


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