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An Ambulance Is Transformed Into A Playground For A Children’s Hospital In Malawi

Posted By Morgana Matus On February 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am In architecture,eco play,green kids,humanitarian design,kid friendly | No Comments


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Outside the Beit Cure hospital in Blantyre, Malawi a pair of Dutch designers have repurposed tires, axles, springs, and an entire ambulance to serve as a place to play and convalesce [8]. Specializing in orthopedic care, the hospital’s playground is an area where patients may not only recover in a relaxing environment, but also come into contact with other children from the neighborhood. Completely handicap accessible, the car park-turned-hangout is an excellent way to reduce the stigma of the disabled who can be seen as “different” — while at the same time finding a creative use for landfill materials.

+ Luc van Hoeckel [1]

+ Pim van Baarsen [2]

+ Sakaramenta [4]


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[1] Luc van Hoeckel: http://www.lucvanhoeckel.nl/portfolio/work.html

[2] Pim van Baarsen: http://www.pimvanbaarsen.com/PIMVANBAARSEN/Work.html

[3] playground: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-green-playgrounds-will-capture-stormwater-throughout-nyc/

[4] Sakaramenta: http://www.sakaramenta.com/play_ground_equipment.php

[5] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/annemarie-van-splunters-%E2%80%98rubber-tree%E2%80%99-turns-used-tires-into-a-spectacular-playground/

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: http://www.inhabitots.com/an-ambulance-is-transformed-into-a-playground-for-a-childrens-hospital-in-malawi/playground3/?extend=1

[7] Image: http://www.inhabitots.com/an-ambulance-is-transformed-into-a-playground-for-a-childrens-hospital-in-malawi/playground3/

[8] play and convalesce: http://www.inhabitots.com/the-nature-trail-is-an-led-wallpaper-installation-designed-to-calm-children-on-their-way-to-surgery/

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