The Cod at Vejlebro School near Copenhagen
I absolutely love the Danish playground design team known as Monstrum (meaning behemoth or monster). They are responsible for a gaggle of gorgeous playgrounds across Scandinavia (as well as in the UK), with many in the city of Copenhagen. Their designs are uncomplicated, but totally inspiring - the colors and forms are beautiful and inviting, and the structures are elegant and solidly built. While they hold obvious appeal for a child, this kind of design is terribly alluring for adults too - I know I’m drawn in just looking at them. It did not surprise me to learn that the founders - Ole B. Nielsen and Christian Jensen - have a background in theater design.
The Blue Whale in Gothenburg, Sweden
Spider and Mushrooms in Hillerod, Denmark
The Pike in Annedals Park in Stockholm
Rasmus Klump Land in Tivoli, in Copenhagen
Fælledparken in Copenhagen
The Roly Poly Playground in Gentofte, Denmark
The Bermuda Triangle in North Bridge Park (Norrebroparken) in Copenhagen
All of these photos are from Monstrum's own website; I encourage you to visit the site for more pictures and projects!