YEAR
2015

TYPE
Park
Public space
Landscape architecture

THEME
Playground
Recreation
Placemaking

TEAM & PARTNERS
Michiel Van Driessche
Deborah Lambert
Marnix Vink
Carlijn Klomp
Willemijn van Manen

LOCATION
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

CLIENT
City of Bandar Lampung

SIZE
2 ha

PARK ENGGAL
A SMART SCULPTURE TO IMPROVE SOCIAL FACILITIES

 

The Park Enggal is located at the center of the City Bandar Lampung. It is currently a vacant plot, occupied by food stalls at the perimeter and a local artist colony. The aim is to improve the social facilities in the area, by transforming the plot into an integrated realm that provides services for children, artists and inhabitants of the surrounding neighborhoods. A large elephant-bamboo sculpture marks the center of the park, performing both as a strong identity carrier and an exciting playground. The sculpture is designed and constructed by local craftsmen. The elephant theme can be expanded with the help of local artists, creating small sculptures to be used for city branding. The park is divided in two parts. A lush green bamboo maze acting as an educational pop-up book for children, and a multifunctional square for food stalls and festivals.