child play

Child Play – A Play Structure for a Public Park

Submission: December 14, 2021
Registration: December 13, 2021
Language: English
Location: Poland
Prizes: $24000
Type: Open


The challenge of the competition is to design a play structure for children that can be installed in a public park. Designing for kids is not an easy task. The design process is undertaken by adults, with children being the end-users and therefore, it is a huge responsibility to deliver high-quality designs.

Parks and playgrounds are hubs of social activity, especially for kids. Hence it is essential that these play areas are inclusive, accessible, and stimulating. The installation will foster a sense of community by creating a piece of equipment for the shared public land.
The design should ensure that the artificial landscape created is safe while giving the kids a chance to explore, learn and grow. The visual impact must be exemplary with standout features.

The aim is to create a structure that is inventive and would challenge the kids without any singularly functioning elements. The structure design must establish a connection or harmony with the natural surrounding it is placed in.

Design Objectives

Access: The setup must be such that it allows for children to explore freely in a secure environment and encourage engagement.

Modular: The design of the play structure must be made of assemblable parts for easy replication in multiple locations.

Material: The material palette must be durable and safe for use for children with no harm inflicted on the context environment or users.

Multi-activity: Create setups that serve not just one kind of play but the ability to be multi-functional in the short term to retain interest.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.


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