The Pecka Playscape is a unique set of play elements and installations on the boundary between sculpture and folly located at 1062 meters above sea level. The main impulse that initiated this project was to motivate both parents and children to enjoy the outdoors. To spend time in a forest while breathing fresh mountain air and to encourage them to be in contact with natural materials such as wood, water and stone. We designed all the playscape elements so that they are in harmony with the original landscape while keeping it almost intact.
▼一系列游戏景观装置位于一块海拔1062米的场地上，a unique set of play elements and installations on the boundary between sculpture and folly located at 1062 meters above sea level
The installations were inspired by wildlife inhabiting the Krkonoše mountains. The playscape is thematically divided into the “world in the trees” offering a walk along suspension bridges among the nests of black stork. The landscape then transforms into a “world in a forest” where it is possible to crawl through a giant spindle conch (Cochlodina), giant viper, animal dens or to be a part of a fight between two species of ants and to drop a wooden ball through an anthill labyrinth. There is a giant lynx that lurks at the edge of the forest with an open mouth that could be climbed into and through to its body. On the meadow there is a fallen deer whose antlers and skeleton serve as a look-out tower and also could be used for climbing and sliding. Down on the meadow spring there sits a salamander whose back is a chute for sliding a wooden ball (“pecka”) down to its paws. Each element has its own information panel displaying illustrations featuring educational content.
▼装置的灵感来源于在Krkonoše山中栖息的野生动物，the installations were inspired by wildlife inhabiting the Krkonoše mountains
▼每个装置都意味着一场冒险旅程，entering the installation means stepping into an adventure of your own
▼多样化的主题与穿越装置的难易程度相结合，the diversity in the way the different subjects are represented is paralleled by the varied levels of difficulty of the play elements
▼Pecka Playscape以一种介于游戏和雕塑之间的形式与自然环境和谐相融，the playscape elements are in harmony with the original landscape while keeping it almost intact
The choice of materials was guided by the altitude of one thousand meters above sea level and long winter seasons. Last but not least, the natural setting of the site in the protected landscape of Krkonoše National Park had to be taken into careful consideration. The installations are thus qualified as temporary, which is in most cases reflected in their foundations using ground screws. The prevailing material is larch timber connected with steel elements. Each installation is a kind of prototype. Pecka Playscape is not for wimps. Entering it means stepping into an adventure of your own.
▼装置的主要材料是钢材与落叶松木，the prevailing material is larch timber connected with steel elements
▼每部分零件均是通过螺钉被锚固在基座上，the installations are thus qualified as temporary, which is in most cases reflected in their foundations using ground screws
▼“树世界”中设有一座吊桥，人们可以从黑鹳的巢穴间穿过，” world in the trees“ offering a walk along suspension bridges among the nests of black stork
▼Peka地图，map of Peka
Architects: Matěj Hájek; Tereza Kučerová (Moloarchitekti)
Website: matejhajek.com & moloarchitekti.com
Project location: Velká Úpa 110a, 542 21 Pec pod Sněžkou, Czech Republic
Client: Pec pod Sněžkou Municipality / Contact person: Alan Tomášek, Mayor
Project: Taros Nova s.r.o. (2016 – 2017)
Completion: Gardenline s.r.o. (2018), Taros Nova s.r.o.
Project size: 1999,2 m2 of built-up area
Cost: 43.6 mil. CZK incl. VAT
Grant: 29 mil. CZK (Interreg V-A Czech Republic – Poland 2014 – 2020)
Photo credits: BoysPlayNice / www.boysplaynice.com
Graphic design: Tomski&Polanski