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Chunga playground

Lead DesignersOle Barslund Nielsen
Prize(s)Bronze in Other Architectural Designs / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

Have you ever wondered or had a dream that you suddenly were in the savannah and tried to run from a lion? The playground frames that scenario by its wooden structures of a landscape of high grass, leaves, a tower, safari vehicles and the gigantic lion, who is hiding in the high grass waiting for the visitors to arrive.

In Odense zoo there is a lion called Chunga. He is dangerous animal safely guarded by a fence.
The playground changes that perspective of the zoo. The visitors become actors instead of audience. By the size of the play elements the visitors are caught in a universe that is hard not to be captivated by. The view has changed from standing outside the fence trying to get a glimpse of the lions to become pray and end in his stomach.