project: new play area, community garden & residents' park
client: maryhill mini multi's residents' association
location: ledgowan place, maryhill
architect: curtis hold
completion date: apr 2016
Incorporating a children's play area, community garden & resident's park space, the development at Ledgowan Place is designed to redress years of neglect within the local community facilities. Fundamental to all the proposals is a focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle. 'Growing things' are found throughout, whether in the community garden or in the large gabion planter that forms a boundary to the play park; designed to educate & inspire the children with plants & herbs they grow themselves. The inclusive play park itself, has been laid out in linear 'activity course' arrangement & is based on the concept of 'unstructured play', with all apparatus permitting imaginative use. The scheme forms an attractive exterior hub for the local community, while introducing a vital sense of energy & purpose back into the space.