Children who grow up in the city are less likely to climb trees, whether it is because the trees are too high to climb, or because parents or other authorities prohibit it due to the risk of accidents. The concept of "urban trees" enhances the positive qualities of trees in the city while minimizing potential disadvantages and dangers. The result is an urban playground forest, consisting of yews, firs, willows and beech trees, which also makes trees accessible to children of all ages in the city.
Here, Juliane Fuchs takes advantage of the characteristics of the different trees. The branches of young beech are pliable, which makes them good for rocking and swaying. This effect is reinforced by feathers in the trunks and branches, while the sharp points on the branches are protected by a generous rubber coating. Yews, with their bushy branches and impenetrable thickets, are almost perfect to jump and hide in - if they weren’t so prickly! So foam blocks replace the prickly branches, loosely anchored in the middle so you can move and tip them over, but they cannot be removed. The foam is covered with rubber and thus water and dirt repellent. The beautiful, conical shape of the fir tree invites you to climb it - but the prickly branches tend not to let you. Therefore, this climbing frame only makes use of the "frame" of the tree. The weeping willow becomes a playtree with changeable applications. These are fixed with a click system so the pasture can be expanded if necessary and can also be fitted with branches in varying degrees of difficulty.

Tutors:
V.Albus, C. Molgaard