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Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio

  • 15:00 - 16 September, 2015
Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio
Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio, © Belén Moneo Feduchi
© Belén Moneo Feduchi

© Raquel Martínez Bretal © Belén Moneo Feduchi © Belén Moneo Feduchi © Raquel Martínez Bretal + 19

  • MBS staff

    Andrés Barrón, Fabrice Leray, Irene Alberdi, Jaime Salvador, Sara Pericacho, Pablo Sintes, Nerea Atutxa, Víctor Gallego
  • Architect at 12 de Octubre Hospital

    Pablo Gil
  • Director of Building Management at 12 de Octubre Hospital

    Luis Mosquera Madera
  • Contractor

    Carlos Ramos Arenas (Construcciones Venancio Ramos, S.L.)
  • Technical Architect

    Raquel Ibáñez
  • Structural Engineers

    Jesús Jiménez Cañas
  • Landscape Consultant

    Santiago Herrero de Egaña (Paisajes Pensados)
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Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio, © Belén Moneo Feduchi
© Belén Moneo Feduchi

Text description provided by the architects. The Playground at my Hospital is an architecture project that aims to brighten the conditions of children inpatients suffering from cancer. Moneo Brock Studio has worked pro bono with Juegaterapia foundation. The project transforms the 800 m2 pre-existing rooftop at the 12 de Octubre Hospital in Madrid, Spain (where 7,000 children are hospitalized every year) into a playspace surrounded by ornamental trees and plants.


The design was inspired by the children’s drawings, which illustrated their ideal playspace. Thinking as children we realized that every element in the garden becomes a potential play element. We felt that the space had to be more than just a playspace – it had to feel unique for the children, their own, a secret place, a landscape able to empower their imagination, a place where they could dream, where their senses would delight in contact with nature. And, on top of that, it should bear no resemblance to the hospital, but instead create a variety of atmospheres through landscape design.

© Raquel Martínez Bretal
© Raquel Martínez Bretal

The project, which was completed and officially inaugurated in May 2015, enables the children inpatients to perform not just a physical activity, but to find entertainment, social interaction, evasion and joy, hopefully providing them with therapeutic benefits during treatment and recovery. 


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Cite: "Garden and Playspace / Moneo Brock Studio" 16 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Belén Moneo Feduchi

马德里医院花园与游乐场 / Moneo Brock Studio