Wild Kingdom at Three Mills Green now open
The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the completion of Wild Kingdom, a new playspace at Three Mills Green. Commissioned through an Architecture Foundation organised design competition, the newly opened space is designed by winning practice We Made That with Free Play and is the very first legacy project to be delivered after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Wild Kingdom has been designed to allow children of all ages to create their own playground from the natural surroundings. Carefully placed fallen trees, nets and ropes provide climbing frames and swings, whilst giant tree stumps, branches and hammocks provide the tools to build dens. Wild Kingdom also has more traditional play equipment including a maypole swing and trampoline, but all have a natural twist.
This £123,000 play area was commissioned by The Legacy List and London Legacy Development Corporation in collaboration with Lee Valley Regional Park. An auction held by The Legacy List in September 2011 raised money for the Wild Kingdom; the names of donors have been carved into a stone at the entrance to the playground. Donors included Tracey Emin, Young Global Leaders, and Anita and Poju Zabludowicz.
The playspace is now open for all to enjoy - please visit: Three Mills Green, Newham, London E3 3DU. More information can be found here.