Elger Blitz

Elger Blitz is head of design at Carve, a studio specialized in public play spaces such as skate parks and playgrounds. He talks about Melis Stokepark, a playground in The Hague designed for children with disabilities, but challenging for all children. The outside of the object is a wooden climbing wall with hundreds of climbing holds. Kids can climb to the undulating path above. This path creates a inner area containing different objects, like a sandpit, that support various kinds of play. The playground has an authentic visual language that does not signal that limitations have been taken into account. Thus, the difference between play of children with and without disabilities is eliminated.