Family and Children’s Services – Guelph
Earthartist Planning and Design was awarded the contract to design, tender and supervise the construction of the visitation playground for the newly renovated Family and Children’s Services head office in Guelph Ontario.The site needed to accommodate of a wide range of users facing a range a range of emotional and family challenges.
The site was located along the front of the building adjacent to a major road and needed to provide a wide range of physical play and social opportunities in addition to provide privacy in a very small area.These challenges were overcome by developing multi-use; multi-purpose play elements and a site design that permitted users small independent playspaces.
- Key Challenge: The site was located at the front of the building adjacent to a major arterial road. Privacy and intimacy needed to be enhanced given the context of the users.
- Best Feature: The design created a broad range of play and visitation opportunities within a very small footprint.