The Sky’s the Limit at Canadian International School of Hong Kong’s Newly Installed Three-Dimensional Playscape

Going back to school isn’t something most kids look forward to but at Canadian International School of Hong Kong, the students were warmly welcomed back with a surprise, a very nice surprise!

Background Information:
Parks Supplies supplied the previous playground located on the 9th floor. The play equipment was generic, restricted the child’s flow of movement, limited their imagination and the various ways they could express themselves freely. It was time to develop the design and to steer away from the generic playground.

Brief for the project:
To create an open space that would be an effective play space for young children to learn through interaction and movement whilst being environmentally friendly, functional and inviting.

The Result:
Watch the video below!

“A Great Escape – Story behind the innovative playground at Canadian International School of Hong Kong”– Produced by Canadian International School of Hong Kong

At Parks we were excited to be collaborating with Canadian International School of Hong Kong once again. We decided to design a three-dimensional open space incorporating a variety of components that the young students could interact with in their own individual styles and capabilities.

We chose to introduce a diverse level of difficulties within the three-dimensional landscape and the play equipment, allowing us to support the different age group users. The Sky’s the Limit’s open space and play structures allows the young children to discover their own capabilities freely. It encourages them to develop their social interaction skills, their physical strength and mentally it allows them to experiment and discover which obstacles can be overcome at their own pace and individual approach. It promotes and gives the students opportunities to play in an unrestricted way, boosts their imagination and gives them chance to learn from those around them.

“Many parents, teachers and students are happy that the dream of doing something new and different kept the project going through to completion.” CDNIS Playground Committee.

“The staff enjoys using the space for learning and the students of all ages love it! They have a blast everyday swinging, running, relaxing on the grass, climbing and the list goes on, as there are many options for them.  It supports the play and inquiry based learning that is encouraged at Canadian International School of Hong Kong.” 
CDNIS Playground Committee.

At Parks, we are extremely happy with the outcome and we hope to create lasting positive effects for the students and staff of Canadian International School of Hong Kong.

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After The Globe, Berliner Seilfabrik now presents the second model of the Joe Brown Collection, which was created as a memento and homage to Joe Brown, the inventor of rope play equipment.

The Cube has the basic shape of a die, which “stands” on edge and impresses through its futuristic design. At the same time, it also draws from two playing classics in its playground design. The rope climbing web offers the kids maximal development options when climbing, by promoting the psychosomatic skills and their three-dimensional spatial sense.

The outer frame of The Cube is made – as is all equipment of the Joe Brown Collection – from wood. As a natural material, wood provides a visual as well as haptic sense of warmth. The frame of The Cube is exclusively made from larch timber which is laminated in layers and in uniform grain direction.

The Cube offers “natural” climbing fun due to its processed materials and simultaneously convinces through it unique futuristic design.


The Globe was the first model released as part of the Joe Brown Collection.

Climbing in a three-dimensional net helps children to develop and improve their psychomotor skills. The outer frame of the Joe Brown Collection is made of wood – specifically from glued laminated timber. These timbers are often used in architectural structures like roofs for situations with high load capacity. The material can be bent to a degree that satisfies all needs of the design team. For kids this means: Natural play!

Customise your Cube or Globe with the below range of colours. For the full range, please enquire further and we’d be happy to share with you.

We’re always happy to hear from you. If you’d like to learn more about Berliner Seilfabrik and their products, we will be delighted to share more information with you.