When building any structure, there is a choice that has to be made from the get-go: do you work with the site or do you modify the site to work with your design? When building a house or an office complex, the needs of the end user often dictate a standard design with recognizable parameters and features. But when you are building a playground, these rules may not always apply, and in this case, joyously so.
A building site with weird conical peaks and deep valleys will be seen as a disadvantage 99% of the time. JMD Design of Sydney, Australia wholeheartedly embraced that remaining one percent with spectacular results. From the huge slides, some of which tunnel through the hillside, to the beautiful futuristic swing set, every detail is a revelation.
Be sure to check out all of the pictures so you can get a sense of the scale of this playground, and a sense of what heaven might look like to a little kid (and some pretty big kids, too).
(Images: JMD Design)