Appealing outdoor spaces


Parents and children play and working out

Create attracting outdoor spaces for housing

Attract and retain residents with appealing outdoor spaces that build community. Creating the perfect living environment is essential in turning a building into a home, and housing into a community. It is a social conundrum that we have been addressing for half a century, in fact since day one; KOMPAN was born out of a housing project. Today understanding the role and value of recreational spaces in all housing, is core to what we can do. Communities are a random collection of people defined by demographics of work, age, and culture, but regardless of where they come from, and what they do for a living, it is in how they feel walking to and from their homes that they acquire a sense of purpose and common pride. It’s a feeling worth investing in.

Recreational space is the social turbocharger:

Recreational space fosters a sense of civic ownership. It’s what changes a geographical name into an entity, making it a desirable place to live and through growing respect and care, reduces vandalism, the drain on reparation, and the silent costly turnover of residents. Getting it right from the start is a vast contribution to extending the lifestyle and lifetime of a major investment. 

Refurbish to get the most out of your space

Even the best recreational facilities will be tested over time. Wear and tear are a compliment to any design, but there comes a point when decisions have to be made. Like 75 years down the line at StuyTown, in Manhattan, NY - refurbishment and rejuvenation were set in motion.

The residents took their worn ‘asphalt box’ of a play yard and asked KOMPAN to turn it into a multi-sport fitness area for a community, to create a community. Customized to take full use of the space, the StuyTown solution is unique. However, KOMPAN 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 totally transformed multi-activity fitness area.

Watch the video below:

Stuytown Park in Manhattan - Before and After Shot
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The recreational amenities are absolutely critical to the well-being of the residents. residents come here because of the recreational offerings.

Rick Hayduk, CEO, StuyTown Property Services

New modern neighborhoods

KOMPAN, as a company, began following observations on a housing estate by happenstance. The huge block structure apartments from the 1970s were devoid of individuality - they were dull, concrete buildings. An art project was eventually commissioned to add a spark of life to the surrounding area. However, children began to adopt the various art pieces as play structures, which created a unique focal point and meeting place for people.

The artist saw an opportunity that satisfied a need. This is where KOMPAN got involved. Today, art and play are united. The playground is no longer an add-on but instead, an integral part of the area. Contributing to communities is in KOMPAN's DNA. Working with architects and developers to achieve healthy, sustainable societies is among our most precious goals.

A rejuvenated apartment community with KOMPAN play and fitness areas

What partnership means to us

At KOMPAN we focus on the numerous facets of recreational outdoor space, from play to fitness and from resting to socializing. We work in partnership to understand your vision and identify the exacting needs and requirements of the residents. Throughout we listen and interpret your needs and thoughts into design, installation, safety management, and finally, maintenance. No two situations are identical, so taking the specified demographics and the geographical location as fundamental starting points, a unique solution evolves.

Created by KOMPAN, it is always your playground or your outdoor gym, manufactured and installed without compromise. High durability and low maintenance are ensured and backed up by an outstanding warranty. At KOMPAN our partnership is a lasting commitment.

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