Miami Design District
A shading and play area park
theleisureway was invited to design a shaded playground in a new complementary area of Miami Design District. The design should be aligned with the rest of the neighbourhood to encourage a community and composed of creative experiences.
The Miami Design District is a neighbourhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences. Developed by Miami Design District Associates, they have actively transformed the once-overlooked area of Miami into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors by presenting the best shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context.
We wanted to develop a concept based in a mix between architecture and fashion. In order to do so we researched in the history of fashion and realised that the sun hat has been always one of the coolest accessory ever. Exploring the shapes of different sun hats, we choose one classic very attractive to adults and converted it attractive for kids too: this unique element includes shading, game and landscape.
Children see the sun hat in an enjoyable way, they can climb and slide by the ramp. Moreover, parents have a diversity of seating areas where they can rest while their children are playing. The majority of landscaping is integrated in the playground structure creating a shaded green dome and forming a comfortable environment for the visitors eyes.