Design Problem. Dorset County Council ‘Freedom to Play’ project Play as an important skill Mental, physical and social development of children A playground area Suitable for a variety of small Local urban areas Children between the ages of 3 and 11
Run down rusted and un-safe
Disabled Children at Play
Life Span of Materials and Maintenance
1.3 Environment used in
1.7 Life in service
Development - Morphology
Final Piece – Tennis Racket Climbing Frame
Tennis Racket Climbing Frame
-galvanized steel frame extruded then moulded
-plastic coated netting
-handle structure made from steel with is galvanized and coated with polychlroprene due to high chemical stability, resistance to water, oil, gasoline and UV radiation. It also has the ability to be coloured. It is tough and has high tear resistance.
Final Piece – Headphone Swings
-chains made from hot dipped galvanized steel
-chair will be butyl rubber with steel plate inserts
-rail made from galvanized steel using extrusion
-headphones moulded steel galvanized and oil painted.
Final Piece – Pencil Zip Wire
Pencil Zip Wire
-zip wire cable made from galvanized steel wire which is spun
-zip wire trolley made from stainless steel manufactured using injection moulding
-seat is injection moulded EPDM rubber
-pencils made from galvanized steel or cast iron
-rubber car tyre at the end of the zip wire to bounce off as they are shock and temperature resistant
Final Piece – Gingerbread Swing
-Gingerbread made from stainless steel painted with an oil based paint and then galvanized.
-details on the gingerbread using stampings and painted.
- seat is injection moulded EPDM rubber
-welded hot dipped galvanized chains which are coated with rubber
-as its a one off use sheet metal and bending
Final Piece – Flower Pot Climbing Frame
Flower Pot Climbing Frame
-slide manufactured from grey LDPE (low density polyethylene) from rotational moulding. (stop burning kids in the sunlight)
-Anti-static inhibitors for clothing
- the ladder is produced in a patented in line triple zinc flo-coating process that provides a smooth shiny uniform appearance with up to 25% greater strength and lighter weight for comparable sizes
-rubber flooring on the top of the plant pot
-pot is made from concrete, made smooth so that it can be painted, it has to be power washed first and has to be moulded.
Compliance with Safety Standards