Q&A July/August - Using Imagination
Kaboom CEO Discusses Playground Concept
By Matthew Crawford
The first Imagination Playground™ in a Box, a new play space designed by New York architect David Rockwell, was introduced in July at the Brownsville recreation center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The portable play area — an offshoot of the permanent Imagination Playground™ concept that is scheduled to break ground later this month — was installed in partnership with Kaboom, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting play space.
The design includes a variety of loose pieces to promote flexibility and allow children to use their imagination to design the play area. Children can transform the playground to suit their needs, as was the case at the introduction ceremony when a water feature incorporated into the play area was manipulated with a series of connected tubes.
Darell Hammond, chief executive officer at Kaboom, spoke with School Construction News during a phone interview. [More]
Accompanying article: Spotlight July/August 2008 - N.Y. Architect, Kaboom Introduce New Playground Concept