Explore the City’s first Urban Playground

Explore, sit and play on the first Urban Playground in the City. The EC BID is pleased to have delivered a new installation for the Eastern City as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2023.

Though not a traditional playground, this project brings an element of the unexpected into the City, inviting people to interact with one another and their surroundings in new ways and shifting perceptions of public space within the City of London.

Inspired by wooden children’s toys which contain multiple elements which slot together, the design for this installation starts with a block, from which the various shapes are ‘carved’ from. The pieces created from the block make up the modular installation, each with a unique shape that creates the opportunity for seating, play or wonder..

By looking at design in the City of London from an unusual perspective – that of a child’s – designers McCloy + Muchemwa see the opportunity for bringing in a more playful or even contemplative atmosphere to the spaces in the Eastern Cluster which can engage families, visitor and city-workers alike.

  • 1 June – 31 August
  • Fen Court London EC3M 5BN
  • Fen Court is a short pedestrian passageway in the City of London, linking Fenchurch Street to Fenchurch Avenue.
  • Open to the public and free to visit
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistance dogs welcome

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