Playground designed for babies and toddlers opens in Istanbul
A new playground designed specifically for children aged under 3 and their caregivers has opened in Attila İlhan park, on the border of Yeniköy and Ferahevler neighbourhoods in Istanbul, Turkey. Designed by architects from SUPERPOOL, it is the first playground in Turkey to use the design principles set out in Playground Ideas for 0-3 Years, a guide published earlier this year in English and Turkish as part of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Istanbul95 programme.
The playground, which covers 433 square meters, is designed to encourage activities that help with young children’s development, such as grabbing, rolling, sorting, jumping and climbing. Shade sails and seating areas make it an attractive place for caregivers to spend time and get to know their neighbours.