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Magnusson, Marianne (2007) Boulognerskogen. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

Boulognerskogen is a park in the central of Skövde that have had a health resort, paths for strolling, outdoor-bath, outdoor-sport areas and events. During the 1970:th there was a lack of interest for the park and very few visited it. By a motion from a resident in Skövde wich proposes that a city playground will be build in Boulognerskogen gave me an opportunity to investigate how the potential of the park can be used to create a funny and nice place to visit for children in company with adults. By a program that contains the main goals and design program for a city playground in Boulognerskogen, I wanted to present a proposal that could meet childrens needs to play and to use the conditions of the place to create places to play in, and where children in company with adults could be together. To reach this, I wanted to try different methods that could lead to a proposal that was well supported by children and adults, and wich was possible to use by the local authority in their further actions. The methods that I used was therefor an important part of the work. I have choosen to define the concept "city playground" as a greater playground situated in the center of the town that are suitable for outings and as a meetingplace, with a varation in playground attractions and promote children and adults to be together, aiming at younger children in the ages of 1-10 years in company with adults, but should also give space to activities of other groups. The definition has then been used as a guiding principle in the program and design proposal. The studying of litterature, interviews with parents and employees that works with children, and visits to the pree-school and after-school has given me an understanding of how a place should look like to attract children to play. By interviewing children, parents and visiting playgrounds, I have been able to take wishes and ideas to use in the design of the city playground. Studying the place and the results of structural and SWOT-analyses has been important to form an opinion of Boulognerskogens potential to become a city playground. By the results of analyses and after talking to children and adults that use the park, I have reached a standpoint that Boulognerskogen may be a nice and good place for a city playground. In the program the basis has been to create places that stimulate the children to play in their own way, to promote children and adults to be together, and where considerations also have been taken for the needs of the disabled persons. Even if the city playground mainly aims at younger children in company with adults, there will be space left for other persons and their activities. Many of the wishes that was given by children and adults has been considered in the design program. There are many things to play with in the city playground for the children, e.g. playing with sand, snow and water, go sneaking in a shrub labyrinth, going skating, to play with materials from the wood and with playground toys. A café and places for barbecues creates meetingplaces where children and adults can be together. By the choice of methods a program has been made possible to present wich is supported by the studies of childerns outdoor play, the potential of the place and the wishes of the users.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Boulognerskogen, program, stadslekpark, lekplats
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Depositing User: Marianne Magnusson
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 08:48
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2099

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