It’s not everyday that a playground manufacturer wins a major design award. In fact, I don’t know if it has ever happened before. That’s exactly what transpired last week for Danish firm KOMPAN at the Australian International Design Awards show in Melbourne.
Really. who’d a thunk it – a playground manufacturer runs away with the hardware against the best of the rest. KOMPAN’s ICON playground, a hybrid of high tech gaming and old fashioned muscle twitching, won the Design Award of the Year. On top of that, they were also recognized as the Best in Category for Sports and Leisure. The company’s promotional video features playgrounder-gamers who certainly look like they’re having fun. I know that I’d be checking it out if there were one near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Australia’s first ICON was installed at the newly opened Robelle Domain in Springfield, Queensland. It is anticipated that other local governments will soon be fitting up with KOMPAN’s ICON.
Bravo to KOMPAN on this singular recognition.