Thurmaninaukio Art – A playground and a special pavement
for City of Kauniainen
Location: Thurmaninaukio, Kauniainen
In co-operation with: Ramboll Finland
In the renovation of the main square of Kauniainen; Thurmaninaukio, the city wanted to remember its young inhabitants with an extraordinary playground that would both be aesthetic and durable. Berry Creative proposed a map-themed playground with recognizable streets and buildings from Kauniainen.
The design was made in close co-operation between an architect, an environmental artist, a landscape-architect and a graphic designer. The outcome is a playful city map made of wet pour rubber and colorful play walls inspired by the villa culture of Kauniainen. There is also a trampoline located on a lake in the middle of the map. This simple design leaves space for the imagination and play of the future. The playground will be constructed in 2019.
In addition to the playground Berry Creative designed a special pavement for the library entrance on the other side of the square. The alphabetical pavement includes 60 cm x 60 cm big granite paving slabs with carved letters representing different typefaces.