The Garden of ZAC Didot, Paris

An oasis in the City of Love

Inner city public space is precious in Paris, especially in the 14th Arrondissement where there are 25,000 people per square kilometre. In a town square-style space in a high-density area, the city has managed to create an urban breathing space. In 2004 they established The Garden of ZAC Didot. A section of this small area was designated as a playground, a vital place for apartment-dwelling local kids to blow off steam. The challenge, met recently by KOMPAN, was to maximise age-appropriate variety and play value in an area the size of a tennis court.

A quality solution in a small city space

Walking through the garden you'll encounter traditional KOMPAN pieces that are enduringly popular - the Crazy Gander, horse seesaw and slides. There's a Tipi Carousel, and a castle that leads to the popular track ride. The compact space is crammed with play value for the smallest Parisians. The wide range of products ensures that the children are being challenged socially, physically, cognitively and creatively when playing in the garden. 

Physical

Social/emotional

Cognitive

Creative

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THE PROJECT WAS TO DYNAMIZE THE garden of Zac DIDOT, SITUATED IN THE HEART OF N HOUSING ZONE. A NEW AND MODERN PLAYGROUND AIMs TO INVITE PEOPLE LIVING AROUND, AND CREATE LIFE IN THE AREA.

Eric Gerbier

KOMPAN France

The Garden of ZAC Didot, Paris

Paris, Paris , France