"Kurfürstliches Schloss" (electoral palace) park, Koblenz (Germany)
A multi-coloured design
For the “Bundesgartenschau” (Federal Horticultural Show) in Koblenz in 2011, countless gardens and parks around the venue at the Electoral Palace were redesigned. The plan also included a new themed play area. The seamless safety flooring needed for this facility was supplied and installed by safety and leisure flooring manufacturers REGUPOL BSW GmbH.
- Colours: mixture of brick red and rosé, light grey and pearl white
- Area installed: approx. 450 m²
- Architect: Johannes Czerniejewski
For the play area in the north-west section of the palace forecourt, landscape architect Johannes Czerniejewski (RMP Stephan Lenzen Landscape Architects from Bonn) selected the „Schmuckkästchen der Kaiserin Augusta“ (Empress Augusta’s Jewellery Box) as the overall design concept. The idea, he said, was inspired by the historical ambience and the former German Empress herself, who had had magnificent gardens designed and laid out during her long stay in Koblenz.
The rectangular play area is approximately 10 to 15 cm lower than the adjacent pathways. 450 sqm. of the playing and movement area were fitted with the REGUPOL playfix fun seamless safety flooring from REGUPOL. The floor surface and the Baroque-style inlays each consist of a mixture of granulate in two colours. “The majestic patterns as well as the discreet colouring of the playing apparatus reflect the design concept perfectly”, says Czerniejewski. “And what’s more, the coloured patterns add to the facility’s play value.”
That’s precisely why the landscape architect was very keen to work with a material which, through its composition and installation method, would allow a multi-coloured design. In REGUPOL playfix fun, he found it. The two-layer structure guarantees the required fall protection values and the coloured wear layer places no limits on design creativity. REGUPOL playfix fun closes seamlessly around the integrated play equipment - which was also chosen with the special needs of children with disabilities in mind - creating a child-friendly adventure playground with barrier-free access. A lot of this equipment was specially designed in stainless steel, to prevent any views of the palace and gardens being obscured. As landscape architect Johannes Czerniejewski explained: “The transparency of our playground equipment was very important to us due to the historical surroundings.”