Playground for tweens and teenagers - GALAXY™ by KOMPAN
Not that long ago, tweens, let alone teenagers, viewed a playground as a place for their younger siblings rather than for their own enjoyment - and with good reason. It wasn’t that there was just a gap in the market, there was a crying cultural need. No one really offered fun and exciting playgrounds for teens and tweens, they were, too often, left to their own devices.
To satisfy the need required a rethink, not a remodeling of well-trodden play techniques. The GALAXY™ looks like nothing that preceded it. It was a game changer, a free play structure offering built-in activities that are responsive and dynamic, and the first to give play access to everyone regardless of ability.
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GALAXY™ is often used as a crossover between KOMPAN playgrounds and fitness sites. And because of its beautiful curves and transparent design, GALAXY™ is a favourite with architects and developers around the world – it is regarded as the origin of modern playground designs.
Outdoor play is one of the best and most valuable forms of development activity. The events of 2020 have underlined just what it means to be without it. If there are any positives from the global lockdown it is in the realisation of what it means to get out and enjoy life and the importance of fresh air in terms of basic health. The value of the playground has never been so understood, and tweens and teens were not excluded from those who sought a break from life in front of a screen. Read more about KOMPAN's playgrounds for teens.
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Frequently asked questions
Is what is in the brochure the full extent of Galaxy?
Certainly not, perhaps more than any other KOMPAN product, it is the most flexible. The super-structure can be configured in an almost endless number of ways and size, and then there is colour . . . the PET components come in blue and lime and there are six colours available for the stabilisers and anchors.
How can something so active be inclusive?
There is no denying that the structure is aimed at adventurous tweens and teens who are drawn to climbing its ridges and slopes, but the underside is designed to offer wheelchair users involvement.
Why doesn’t the Galaxy structure rust?
The secret lies in top quality steel that is hot dip galvanised and then given a powdered coating (if coloured)