Erindale Estates Playground

Erindale Estates Playground

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Influenced by the Royal Canadian Airforce

In 2015, Ekistics was hired by Armco Capital Inc. to prepare a design and construction drawings for a playground in the new neighbourhood Erindale Estates development. Located in close proximity to Royal Canadian Airforce Base 12 Wing Shearwater, the design celebrates the area’s flying heritage through an airstrip themed layout. 

Elements such as working windsocks activate the space and create a strong visual identity for the playground. These, combined with ‘runway’ paint markings, interpret true directional headings and wind speeds, creating an interesting and memorable learning experience for visitors. 

Construction began in the fall of 2015 with opening expected for the spring of 2016.

STATUS

2015–16

TYPE

landscape architecture, playground design

CLIENT

Armco Capital Inc

LOCATION

Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

 

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On approach to the playground

On approach to the playground

Colourful playground surfacing contrasts with industrial-coloured play equipment.

Colourful playground surfacing contrasts with industrial-coloured play equipment.

Aviation references are playfully employed as accents throughout the park.

Aviation references are playfully employed as accents throughout the park.

A line of windsocks carries the aviation theme through to the details.

A line of windsocks carries the aviation theme through to the details.