GALAXY™


Bridging the age gap

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 excitement for teens and tweens, they were, too often, left to their own devices.

To satisfy the need required a rethink, not a remodelling 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.


Pavo

GXY901

The dense play challenge of Pavo attracts older children. Their urge for physical and social action is rewarded when they start exploring play on Pavo. The climbing, hanging and swaying journey through responding play activities trains the older children's motor skills ABC: agility, balance and

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Enif

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Rocking and balancing activities can take place at both ends of Enif. At one end, the open triangle is a place for both wild and mild activity. At the opposite end, there is a rocking play shell that serves as a half-hidden place to cuddle into and disappear. It is a challenging journey to go

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Kuma

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With its quirky angles and shapes, KUMA attracts adventurous play explorations in 6-12yearolds. The curved climbing wall with the color spot cleats invites a challenging climb to the top. From here, a handle leads to the bouncy play shell seat or the swaying overhead bridge. The open Triangle

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Canopus

GXY925

The amazing Canopus requires physical and agility skills. The variety of play activities mean lots of children, teens and tweens can play together at the same time. The varied spinning activities vastly train the motor skills ABC of agility, balance and coordination. The sense of balance is

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Rigel

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The Rigel has fantastic play versatility. Tweens and teens will feel attracted by the varied, challenging climb, balance and spin activities of the Rigel. In the early teenage years, the sense of balance needs training due to the rapid physical growth. The Musca spinner whirls around when children enter

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Nereide

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The Nereide attracts tweens and teens immensely. Its varied activities and spaciousness means everyone can be part of play on Nereide. The spinning activities are great fun and vastly train the motor skills ABC of agility, balance and coordination. The sense of balance is fundamental to all other

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Regulus

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Regulus' bright colours and swaying and bouncy destinations attract and cater for playful children of all abilities. The slanting nets make it possible to stand, sit and lie, thus catering for users of all abilities and a wide age span. All the nets are intertwined which means that children can

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This sculptural constellation represents a host of challenging play activities, created by a fantastic combination of shapes and colours. This Constellation encourages many games and competitions, and offers many opportunities for climbing - on the rocking tube, the curved climbing plate or the

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Pollux

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With its spinning, swaying angles and shapes, POLLUX attracts thrilling balance play in 6-15 year olds. The inclined spinners invite smaller or bigger groups to spin until they get dizzy - a favourite activity of school age children and will attract them for a long time, again and again. The

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Draco

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With its quirky angles and shapes, DRACO attracts adventurous play explorations in 6-12 year olds. Children will return again and again due to the play variation; the curved climbing wall invites a challenging climb to the top and a bouncy play shell seat or the swaying overhead bridge, the open

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With its quirky look and spinning, bouncing climbing activities, SIRIUS II attracts 6-12 year olds for hours of adventurous play challenges. The curved climbing wall with the colour spot cleats invites a challenging climb to the top. From here, a handle leads to the bouncy play shell seat for a

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Asterion II has a huge variety of play activities, from climbing, spinning, balancing to rocking and swaying, all in a transparent universe that allows for play with peers in and out of the structure. Asterion II is accessible from ground level for all abilities to be part of play. The Musca

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The spacious nets and swaying, bouncy destinations of Aquila attract and cater for playful children meeting and socialising. The slanting nets make it possible to stand, sit and lie, thus catering for users of all abilities and a wide age span. The bounce and sway activities are motivate children to

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Adara II

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Adara II, with its spacious nets and swaying, bouncy play destinations attract and cater for heaps of playful children meeting and socializing. The rope, play shell and climbing details support varied body positions, thus catering for a wide span of ability levels. The responsiveness of the

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Play versatility and multi-functionality welcomes the older children and teenagers in Asterope! Hours and days of climbing, spinning, balancing, swaying - all in a transparent universe that allows for interaction with peers through, in and out the structure. The many, moving socialising or break

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Emerido

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This sculptural constellation offers heaps of versatile play keeping children amused with hours of climbing, spinning, balancing, rocking, swaying. All in a transparent universe that allows for play with peers through, over, in and out the structure. The structure is accessible from ground level

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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.

To find out more about any of KOMPAN’s products or services, to open the door to the outside, get in touch today.

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)


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