Proludic designed and installed this bespoke playground in Kamp-Lintfort, north-west Germany. The playground has a mining theme that reflects the region’s industrial architecture and heritage, with all of the play spaces providing a fun representation of the mining process and the daily work of the miners.
The playground covers 2000m2 and is divided into three areas.
The first area is for 0 to 6-year-olds. The equipment has been designed to illustrate the miners busy tunneling in search of the coal seams. It features the 'Sand Factory' and a tunnel where children need to crawl, as well as horizontal ropes that encourage children to swing.
The central area is intended for older children and represents the miners’ physical work and the process of extracting the coal. The space is dominated by two large towers over 5m high. The towers are connected by a tunnel and look like the original towers at the mining site. The playground also includes three trampolines and a roundabout that are fully accessible for children of all abilities.
The third space, measuring 300m², is located in the northern section of the play area and represents how the extracted raw material is processed. Suitable for children from 6 years old, this part of the playground comprises a large multi-play structure, which is the central feature and includes climbing components and two slides. It also offers a balancing trail with nets, balance beams, rings and a rope swing.