design and execution of a natural playground and the enveloping landscape
Harduf, 2004 - 2022, ongoing project
design: Axel Ewald
execution: Avichai Ronen and Axel Ewald
The Harduf Natural Playground
is an ongoing community project which has organically developed since its inauguration in 2004. The objective of the design is to create a living environment, created out of natural materials, which offers a rich fabric of visual and haptic experiences and encourages free, creative play for children between the ages of 4 and 8.
The playground elements include - in the projects various stages of development - a water play-garden, elements for climbing and balancing, a labyrinth with a living willow-tunnel, a sand-pit, a wooden railway and ship, swings and slides.
wooden locomotive - artist's impression
wooden ship - artist's impression
The landscaping is developed to comprise various levels, including a hill with a tunnel, a pond as well as soft and hard landscaping with the aim to create a harmonious, natural and enveloping environment.
playground layout - stage 2021
Illustrations of the coming developments: