Erect Architecture | Architecture Today
"Children are perceived to be in danger outside their own domestic space, and to be dangerous to others if they roam unattended. Both children and public space suffer in consequence. Many children exist in a private cocoon of TV and video games, separated from other children, lacking the physical and emotional engagement which was once the norm. For adults, one of the pleasures of public space – the pleasure in watching the unselfconscious, exuberant games and even the dramatic emotional extremes of children at play – is significantly diminished. ... It was in this context that the London Borough of Camden developed a radical brief for a new adventure playground consisting of a play park with an activity centre to replace an existing Portakabin in a corner of Kilburn’s Grange Park..."