Artist Céline Condorelli has designed a new playground for Elmington Estate, featuring carousels, climbing structures and coloured surfaces, opening in spring 2020.
Developed over several months with children and residents, this inspiring and visually energising space to play is part of the SLG’s ongoing Open Plan programme of collaborations with neighbouring housing estates.
Condorelli’s innovative commission draws inspiration from the visionary work of Italian/Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck, who used play to transform public spaces in São Paulo and Amsterdam respectively into more than 700 playgrounds between 1947 and 1978.
In partnership with Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer programme. Supported by Freelands Foundation, Fluxus Art Projects and the Swiss Cultural Fund UK.