Stay Fit, Be Mobile, Age Healthy – Kompan’s New Fitness Range

Stay Fit, Be Mobile, Age Healthy – Kompan’s New Fitness Range

With Mobility and rehabilitation training

As we advance in life, physical mobility is vital for us all. To not become restricted, we need to keep our body mobile and our minds healthy.With mobility and rehabilitation training

KOMPAN Stay Fit is designed to promote active and healthy aging and to make injury rehabilitation available outdoors in the public space.

TESTING ABILITIES

This Station is targeted towards executing the “Sit & Rise” and the “Up & Go” tests. The rail in the middle and the round handle at the turning point give extra safety and support if needed.

Stay Fit, Be Mobile, Age Healthy – Kompan’s New Fitness Range

COSMODROME GENK

Discover our new Fantastic, Cosmodrome Genk!

Whether it’s surfing the Milky Way, taking off on a flight to Mars or discovering more about the laws of nature and robotics – there’s a huge amount on offer at the Cosmodrome planetarium in the Belgian town of Genk! And yet this astronomical observatory is just one of Kattevennen’s many attractions. Located at the entrance to the Hoge Kempen National Park, Kattevennen is surrounded by walking paths and tracks for riding and cycling, as well as a minigolf complex and a number of art installations.
The latest outdoor highlight is ‘De Speelplaneet’ – a multifaceted playground offering everything a child could wish for.

Even while visitors walk from the car park to the planetarium, this imposing playground attracts their attention with its eye-catching colour combination of bright orange and elegant white aluminium, which at the same time ensures it blends into its surroundings. Reminiscent of a planetary orbit, the apparatus has been laid out in a circular fashion, allowing a multitude of possibilities for climbing, swinging and balancing.
Berliner Seilfabrik’s range comprises 13 product groups, each boasting a variety of models in a host of thematically coordinated designs. Being highly modular in nature, these product groups can be combined and interlinked. Five groups were used in the construction of the Cosmodrome project alone.

Whether for solo or group play, Playpoints such as the Monkey Jibe, Cloud 9, Hammock and VIP-Swing invite little athletes to twist and swing, offering lots of fun while they’re on the move.

Even the most seasoned climbers’ mettle is tested on the sculptural Shout structures. Whether clambering up or down, inside or out – the flat nets, whether in the form of net funnel, climbing wall, climbing net or low-level net, can be scaled by many children simultaneously, while the structure’s steel tubing additionally lends itself perfectly to being used for balancing and sliding.

For those in need of a quick breather, the Trii-House and the rubber membrane cube offer the ideal opportunity for relaxation and retreat.

“It was our aim to build a playground which stood out not so much by dint of its size or height, but because it fits into Kattevennen’s ‘cosmic adventure’ theme,” said Marius Kotte, head of Berliner Seilfabrik’s construction and development department. “To achieve this, we integrated the Playpoints into a framework which already housed other climbing and play elements. The diameter of this framework’s steel tubing is the same as that of the Shout structures, thereby visually bringing together the various elements of the play apparatus.”

The individual play elements were connected to the bends in the tube via special steel adaptor modules. Despite the bendy nature of the tube, an accurate fit was achieved through these steel parts being laser cut.
The patented Charlotte-Connector connects the various ropes to the Shout structure’s tubular bends. This ensures that the ends of the rope remain invisible inside the steel tubing, thereby obviating the need for visible press-fittings or hooks in the planning and construction process. The Charlotte-Connector ensures that the incorporation, adjustment and even re-tensioning of rope ends becomes child’s play.

Since the planetarium is a much-visited educational establishment for school groups of widely varying age groups, it was important to create a playground that combined various play functions with diverse levels of ability. Besides the multiple cognitive teaching content offered by the Cosmodrome, children of all ages now have the chance to really let off steam outdoors too.

The playground is rounded off by a sandpit for small children, comprising the Orbit, Eddie and Hula-Loop Playpoints, as well as a Sand Workshop, which foster role-playing games among the little ones.

Have a custom playground idea that needs help bringing to life. Big or small, give us a call, we’re always happy to hear from you. Or if you’d like to learn more about Berliner Seilfabrik, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.





FAST LANE SLIDE

Discover our new Fantastic, Fast and Colourful Fast Lane Slides!

Fast Lane Slide is another interactive, enjoyable activity with new and high-tech HDPE as usual 100% made in Germany. Combined with our extensive rope manufacturing knowledge designed a variety of products for unique playground landscapes indoor and outdoor.

Advantages

  • Slides made of solid 19 mm thick HDPE plastic to ensure durability, deter vandalism, and to remain structurally sound for years to come.
  • The sturdy HDPE material helps prevent cracks and breaks. Furthermore, it’s superior UV resistant and colourfast
  • Easy to install via panel clamps with no support posts needed.
  • Works with standard in-ground or surface mount installations.
  • EN 1176 and ASTM compliant design including hand support and built in slide transition platform for deckless structures.

Wide Range of Colours Available

Various Themes Available

Customisation

  • Slides consist of individual modular panels, making them more customization
  • HDPE slide panels are made on CNC machines ensuring the highest precision.
  • Choose from a wide range of colours to match any playground theme.
  • Even our popular Greenville bamboo slats can be used for design.
  • Dragon tails, underwater world – whatever you can imagine, our slides can accommodate it.
  • Material Highlights

    The Ropes

  • Best abrasion resistance through compressed threads
  • Maximum grip through an optimum number of external strands
  • Low stretching due to a steel core
  • Maximum colour-fastness through the use of polyester threads
  • The Cloverleaf Ring

  • The cloverleaf ring maintains the loop points securely in position and the forces are transferred from rope to rope
  • High-strength, non-corroding aluminium alloy
  • The cloverleaf ring makes it possible to replace single ropes on-site
  • European patent
  • HDPE

  • UV stabilizations protects from fading, even with increased sun exposure
  • No rotting, no chipping, no splintering or breaking
  • Easy cleaning due to stain and graffiti resistance
  • No painting necessary
  • Very low maintenance
  • Have a custom playground idea that needs help bringing to life. Big or small, give us a call, we’re always happy to hear from you. Or if you’d like to learn more about Berliner Seilfabrik, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.





    YOU&ME SWING SEAT

    Creating joyful interaction and emotional bonding

    The You&Me Swing Seat will add hours of common joy to family life: parents and children swinging together, teachers and students, older siblings and younger ones, all sharing the floating feel of swinging high. The swinging movement, apart from being great fun, trains toddlers’ vestibular system, their sense of balance and space. The seated position trains the core muscles.

    The new swing seat is aimed at 1-4 years age group. It is center positioned with one-chain allowing easy access to both seats while the seat is help steady in it’s natural equilibrium position.

    The toddler seat has big holes for the legs to support easy access and egress for the child and the adult alike. The wide front grips prevent the seat from tilting forwards with the child. These features add to the feeling of security of the child – and of the adult. With the adult seated, the child will get a rare chance of eye-to-eye swinging and viewing the adult from varied angels when swinging. For the social-emotional bonding, this swing is unique.

    “When a parent and a child’s eyes meet, there is an intense and significant moment of emotional bonding that occurs. This is called “attunement” and it enhances the social, emotional and cognitive well-being of both children and adults”

    Attunement: Connecting Deeply With Those We Love
    By Bryce Mathern• October 1, 2017

    Product Highlights

    • Comfortable ergonomic seat shape increases the amount of time spent on the swing
    • Seat and frame bumpers allows safe play
    • Seats in different heights encourages eye to eye contact, strengthening relationship building play
    • Open frame design allows easy access to the seats making the design accessible and user friendly
    • Thrill of going faster and higher develops a cause-and-effect understanding
    • Social mixed age play for adults/child, siblings, grandparents/child
    • Compliant with EN 1176

    Material Information

    If you’d like to learn more about KOMPAN You&Me Swing Seat, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.





    PLAYWORLD INFINET

    Experience the infinite possibilities for play.

    A child’s imagination is limitless—their playground should be too. infiNET is a hybrid “​netform” solution with dynamic climbing challenges and barrier-free platform nets. It welcomes kids of ages group 5-12 years old and skill levels to explore and conquer new territories together.

     

     

    Structures are made up of various small, medium, and large nets, with purposefully uneven weaves that promote motor planning, calculation, and challenge. Each net features a single red rope and several flex tred “stepping stones” that guide climbers, give them a place to rest, or spark imaginative game play.

     

     

    A small net with a perforated steel transfer platform gives children with physical/ cognitive challenges the support of a stable surface, and lets kids of all abilities transfer onto the structure and sit or stand as they socialize or figure out their next move.

    INET-features
    INET-features - Compatible Components-lowres

    Watch the video below and have fun with infiNET.​

    Choose the Lay of the Land

    These predesigns are ready for play! Embrace possibility and free creativity. Connect your infiNET to another compatible playground structure or use the contours of your play space as inspiration for a custom configuration!

    INET-1700
    USER CAPACITY: 8

    INET-1710
    USER CAPACITY: 41

    INET-1720
    USER CAPACITY: 48

    INET-1730
    USER CAPACITY: 66

    INET-1705
    USER CAPACITY: 26

    INET-1715

    USER CAPACITY: 36

    INET-1725
    USER CAPACITY: 67

    INET-1735
    USER CAPACITY: 84

    Sensory Cue Options

    INET-1735-Sensory Cue Options-lowres

    If you’d like to learn more about Playworld infiNET, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.





    TRIITOPIA – WELCOME TO THE REALM OF IMAGINATION!

    Magical, twisted, crazy! Berliner Seilfabrik’s Triitopia combines award-winning design with tried and tested materials in a spectacular way! A magical world of climbing and adventure where reality and fiction melt, emerges from the unpredictable interplay of transparent and closed façade elements that are combined in closely-knit, nestled and asymmetric ways.

    Diverse net pieces invite you to climb and lead to numerous corners, angles and up to viewing areas and slides on different levels. Whether a magic school, bandit’s tower or knight’s castle – anything is possible here!

    The chaos has a system!
    The tower at the exhibition reached a total height of approximately 11 metres but you can scale down Triitopia to make it fit any budget. Behind the seemingly random construction method lies a highly modular system that allows every Triitopia structure to be custom designed in shape and size to a maximal extent. To do so, choose from a wide range of different net elements, panel types and slides and let your custom adventure world become a reality with us. It goes without saying that Triitopia can be combined with nearly all other Berliner playing equipment.

    Explore Triitopia.02. At a height of more than ten metres and a huge three dimensional net inside, this climbing and playing tower offers unlimited possibilities for fun and adventure across a total of seven levels.

    Kids will even fully enjoy the slightly smaller adventure world of Triitopia.01. Children that ascend through the spatial net to the very top can swiftly descend the tunnel-slide all the way to the ground. Alternatively, the new net tunnel on the façade can be used as an ascent or descent option.

    Material Highlights

    The Ropes

    • Best abrasion resistance through compressed threads
    • Maximum grip through an optimum number of external strands
    • Low stretching due to a steel core
    • Maximum colour-fastness through the use of polyester threads

    Bamboo

    • Bamboo is recyclable and can be reused for heat production
    • It has an outstanding energy balance as a rapidly regenerating raw material
    • It is tougher and more resilient than wood
    • It is highly resistant to wood-destroying fungi

    The Cloverleaf Ring

    • The cloverleaf ring maintains the loop points securely in position and the forces are transferred from rope to rope
    • High-strength, non-corroding aluminium alloy
    • The cloverleaf ring makes it possible to replace single ropes on-site
    • European patent

    View the online catalogue here

    Have a custom playground idea that needs help bringing to life. Big or small, give us a call, we’re always happy to hear from you. Or if you’d like to learn more about Berliner Seilfabrik, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.





    Playright 30th Anniversary Charitable Gala Dinner

    On Friday 12th January 2018, Parks Supplies were delighted to be gold table sponsors, donating and supporting Playright’s 30th Anniversary Charitable Gala Dinner. What a fun and memorable evening it was!

    Mr Franky Choi – Chairman of Parks Supplies Company Limited (Left) Dr CB Chow, BBS, JP – Chairperson of Playright (Middle) Ms Sabrina Lee Choi – Executive Committee Member of Playright and Play Environment Committee Member of Playright (Right)

    Cake cutting celebration with Guest of Honour Dr Edward Leong Che-hung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairperson of Playright Dr CB Chow, BBS, JP, Executive Committee Members and the Gala Dinner Organising Committee Members

    For those who haven’t heard about the charity Playright Children’s Play Association (Playright), here is a summary of their beliefs and their works.

    Below are some interesting facts behind the name Playright!

    If you’d like to learn more about Playright visit their website at http://www.playright.org.hk

    If you’d like to view Playright’s Annual Report 2016/17 visit this link http://playright.synology.me/2017_12/Playright_Annual_Report_2017.pdf

    Images found in Playright's Annual Report 2016/17
    Images found in Playright's Annual Report 2016/17
    Images found in Playright's Annual Report 2016/17

    GET UP ONTO THE ROOF!

    Creating Urban Play Spaces.

    Park ‘n’ Play in Copenhagen by Berliner

    The 21st century is already proving to be the century of urbanisation. Roofs offer important potential for creating such play areas. Despite the trend towards greater urban density, the installation of play equipment at roof level opens up urban spaces and adds another dimension of functionality to buildings in the process.

    Skyline Plaza in Frankfurt a. M. by Berliner

    Every roof project requires an individual solution. The principal question at the start of every roof project is to what extent the existing roof structure may be modified. Can the play equipment be attached to the existing roof structure directly?

    Berliner’s Creative Center has developed a wide variety of roof installation techniques, enabling their play components to be installed without the need for deep concrete foundations. Whether it be a single item of play equipment, entire climbing landscapes or individually tailored solutions, nearly any playground design can be realised up on the roof.

    School Grounds in Copenhagen

    The grounds of a school in Copenhagen’s modern Sydhaven quarter consists of a combination of “Terranos net landscapes” built across three different roof levels. In this case, it was not possible for Berliner to sink the foundations to the usual depth. To overcome this obstacle and enable the 63 posts to be installed on the roof, special cylinder-shaped foundation elements were anchored into the surface construction. The Terranos posts were inserted into these, before being covered with a dual-component quartz-sand resin. In this way, the play structure could be sturdily anchored onto the surface of the roof. The entire foundation construction was then skillfully hidden from view by the green EPDM soft impact surface.

    At Parks Supplies, we have been creating playgrounds and fitness areas on roofs for many years. Similar to Berliner, we sometimes have to modify structures to make them applicable to the environment. Here are some of roof projects:

    Canadian International School of Hong Kong (Click the image above for more information)

    The Repulse Bay Clubhouse (Click the image above for more information)

    On Shing Terrace, Taikoo Shing (Click the image above for more information)

    Have a rooftop playground idea that needs help bringing to life. Big or small, give us a call, we’re always happy to hear from you. Or if you’d like to learn more about Berliner Seilfabrik, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.





    LET ALL KIDS PLAY IN PERFECT HARMONY, PLAYWORLD – CONCERTO

    If you’d like to learn more about Playworld Concerto, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.

    SCULPTURAL, PLAYFUL ART PIECE IN SOUTH PARK, SAN FRANCISCO

    Inspiration of the Month from Berliner Seilfabrik!
    South Park in San Francisco, California (USA)

    South Park, San Francisco’s oldest public park, is a unique and historical area. The Recreation Park Department, South Park Improvement Association, park neighbours and community leaders wanted to restore it to its original glory.

    Fletcher Studio Landscape Architecture, an award-winning landscape architecture firm, was commissioned to develop a master plan for the park, bringing the revitalized vision to reality. The new design can be described as a contemporary interpretation of the English strolling garden.

    One striking addition: a custom universal play area with undulating forms both in structure and in the mounded surface. This flowing contemporary design by Fletcher and the custom designed structure by Berliner makes it a truly one-of-a-kind design.

    From a bird’s eye view, the play structure appears to be a perfect circle. From an elevation view, you see the undulations and curvatures.

    David Yosso, President of Specified Play Equipment Company and Berliner’s exclusive representative for Northern California, calls the South Park design a “sculptural, playful art piece designed for all ages and imaginations.”

    The undulating curvatures rise from two feet to 10 feet with no visible upright posts. All posts, six of them, are below grade. The mounding underneath the playground follows the curvature of the equipment, effectively hiding the upright posts and making the structure appear to float.

    The different types of nets offer various degrees of challenge with plenty of footing and handholds for children to safely climb up and down, horizontally and vertically. Net climbers offer visual transparency, keeping sight lines open.

    The modern, almost industrial color choice reinforces the concept that this is more than a playground; it is almost like public art, complementing the many tech-related and design companies that call South Park home.

    Play elements integrated into the flowing design include a banister, which provides an elegant alternative to a slide, and a multi-user, accessible saucer swing.

    The playground provides a distinctive landmark; however, South Park is more than a playground. It provides a lesson in redesigning a public space; combining the play value needed by children with the aesthetic appeal and style desired by adults – making it the perfect place for the whole family.

    Have a custom playground idea that needs help bringing to life. Big or small, give us a call, we’re always happy to hear from you. Or if you’d like to learn more about Berliner Seilfabrik, we will be delighted to share more information with you too.