From the architect. The project consists of a play structure and a series of small shelters and elements which coordinate to provide significant amenity to the parklands and streets of a new residential community in Noosa. All of the houses were designed by selected Queensland and other Australian architects of note. The Elysium Playground was one of two projects selected to represent the exhibition ‘Placemakers-Contemporary Queensland Architecture’ held at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in November 2008. It is a celebration of children under the Queensland sun, designed (in contrast to the client’s original intention to merely purchase off-the-shelf plastic structures) to also act as a place of community recreation. It is a linear sequence of concrete and timber elements forming a distinctive park edge, playing shadow with light, acting as a piece of raw installation art.
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