Timberplay completed a playground installation at World Towers in Mumbai, one of India’s newest high-end residential developments. Consisting of three towers, the project led by developer Lodha Group, is located on Mumbai Mile, known for its luxury residences and hotels.
Working with Lodha Group, Timberplay's in-house landscape architects and Richer Spielgeräte’s technical product design team created a landscape-led design that would enrich the play experience on offer. The playground is situated on a 6th-floor roof terrace therefore all equipment was specially designed to be mounted to the podium, which was particularly challenging when it came to ground anchoring.
The focal point of the play area is two large ships within the sand play area which attract users by their sheer size. Here, children can pretend to be captains, pirates and much more as they explore the depths and levels of the ships. Another highlight is the arched bridge, which connects the play areas. The bridge is lit at night to create a wonderful ambience, and during the day is visible from afar.
Water pumps situated at the front of the podium are designed to attract all ages, from the Mushroom Pump for smaller children to the Pedal Pump which allows older children and adults to cycle with the mechanism and cause water to spurt from spray heads. Alongside the pumps, various dams and channels are set with concrete streams to offer ways to divert and move the water as well as an Archimedes Screw to bring the water back upwards.
Situated behind the water play, two ships offer children a chance to participate in role-playing as well as providing places to relax, hide and climb. A billowing ship and a small sailing boat allow children to sway and pretend they are in fact at sea; hammocks offer a place to take a breather and the hut combination allows for a further physical challenge through climbing and hiding.