IF CAPABILITY BROWN DESIGNED A PLAYGROUND. . . . .
Himley Hall, Dudley
the “The Omnipotent Magician” who could transform countryside into beautiful parks that were seemingly the work
an Architect who’s buildings and follies would populate his parks.
will sit. Capability Brown’s landscapes were simple, uncluttered and restrained. The landscape was designed to
encourage eighteenth century leisure pursuits such as hunting, shooting and carriage-riding, our landscape will, in
he same manner, encourage 21st century play.
The playground will contain elements of physical and sensory challenge, games and problem solving, encouraging
children to work together to solve or overcome hurdles and learn about the history of the site and the adventures of
RIBA work stages 0-7:
• Definition of brief
• Scoping and research
• Development of narrative approach
• Concept design
• Design of themed play
• Detailed design
• Co-ordination with Eibe for construction