Play Systems


Play Systems define a playground, giving it character and individuality through a central focal point. Diverse in design, exacting in target group age, the ideas and concepts mirror the play environments required to entertain toddlers right through to teens. From the clean and uncomplicated Simply Play Towers to the twisty Elements, to bold Castles and Ships, the H. C. Andersen inspired Smart Playground right up to the futuristic BLOQX and Galaxy, each of the Play Systems is a statement of fun. And as if the fun factor wasn’t large enough, along come the Giants an exciting new range of topic-lead mega play structures.

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A broad range of playground classics 

KOMPAN’s Play Systems cover a very broad spectrum that’s even wider than can portrayed here. That’s because each of the systems is entirely flexible, open to personal choice and adaptation. Several, like the Giants, Castles and Ships can help develop an established connection with an area or be like the Story Makers in telling a precise tale. KOMPAN products don’t stop developing once they reach the brochures, they constantly develop to maximize any needs and value. 

Are there any limits to size and heights?

When asked what marked the boundary in terms of size, the leading manufacturer KOMPAN answered with one word, ‘safety’. Their new Giants range takes the thrill of the climb up to that of a three-story building, but even nine meters up the children are protected by see-through panels and floors are split so that any tumbles are short ones. Slides that start that high up begin the downward journey as twisting tunnels.

Why is colour so important in a playground? 

Colour is a silent language. It speaks to us all telling us of dangers, of delights. A baby doesn’t recognize colour until it is about eight months old, from then on it plays a vital role in their development. They are drawn to the bright primary colours. KOMPAN founder, artist Tom Lindhardt, used yellow, blue, red extensively in his early works, shunning green since he believed that it was already there in the grass around the playground. 

How important is play in a child’s development?

Of all the questions surrounding the values and attributes of playgrounds, none is more pertinent than what they do for a child’s development. Leading manufacturer KOMPAN established an in-house study group in the 1980’s, the KOMPAN Play Institute, to look at how to get the most out of the play experience in terms of social and physical development. Play may seem an innocent pastime, but it is vital for building communication and motor skills, teaching children to share and strive for achievement. Any playground that doesn’t fully consider what children of all ages and abilities can gain, is a wasted opportunity in life.

 


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