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Nature Inspired Inclusive Playground, Australia

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Sports Area for Solvang School, Denmark

The Solvang School in Denmark wanted to maximise their outdoor space by providing their students an area for sporting activity, where students can play multiple games at the same time.

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Inclusive Playground in Madrid, Spain

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PlayCubes

Geometry is a universal language. So is play! Discover the world of PlayCubes - the new modular playground from HAGS and Playworld.

architect Richard Dattner and colleagues creating models of PlayCube climbing units

Geometry is a universal language.

So is play.

Like Archimedes, architect Richard Dattner was inspired by the cuboctahedron. In 1969, the young architect designed the first fibreglass PlayCubes, but found they were difficult and expensive to manufacture. We are delighted to partner with Richard to re-introduce PlayCubes to today’s children, and allow them to discover play on their own terms and in their own way.

PlayCubes offer rich physical, social and cognitive play value. Distinctive geometric shapes invite exploration and climbing play that’s accessible, yet with graduated levels of challenge. Varying planes and handholds encourage climbing and spatial experimentation, while negative spaces invite entry, for “in, on and around” play value.

With their sculpture-like form, PlayCubes encourage children of all ages to invent new ways to play and interact as they climb on, around, and through.

PlayCubes are available in two material options: roto-moulded plastic or metal. Several pre-configured designs have been created for each material option, so you're sure to find the perfect fit for your playground.

 

Metal PlayCubes climbing unit with slide Plastic PlayCubes climbing unit with slide

PlayCubes Metal

PlayCubes Plastic

 

Children climbing out of a metal playground climbing cube


Metal PlayCubes

Metal PlayCubes have been meticulously engineered to be ultra-tough and long-lasting for urban or residential playgrounds that get a lot of traffic.

PlayCubes climbing unit 1.0 in Metal

PlayCubes 1.0M

Age Range: 2-12

Space Required: 4.50 m x 4.30 m
Dimensions (LxWxH): 1.50 m x 1.30 m x 1.25 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 4.0 in Metal

PlayCubes 4.0M

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 6.55 m x 6.15 m 
Dimensions (LxWxH): 3.05 m x 2.,65 m x 1.85 m 

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PlayCubes climbing unit 7.0 in Metal

PlayCubes 7.0M

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 9.60 m x 9.00m
​Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.55 m 3.95 m x 2.50 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 8.0 in Metal with slide

PlayCubes 8.0SLM

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 9.6 m x 11.15 m
​Dimensions (LxBxH): 6.65 m x 4.55 m x 3.3 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 10.0 in Metal

PlayCubes 10.0M

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 9.75 m x 7.85 m
Dimensions (LxBxH): 6.05 m x 3.95 m x 2.5 m 

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Plastic PlayCubes

Plastic PlayCubes are available in a wide variety of two-colour combinations. The bright colours and texture of the rotomolded plastic provide visual clues for navigation and inspire gameplay.

PlayCubes climbing unit 1.0 in plastic

PlayCubes 1.0

Age Range: 2-12

Space Required: 4.50 m x 4.30 m
​Dimensions (LxWxH): 1.50 m x 1.30 m x 1.25 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 4.0 in plastic



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PlayCubes 4.0

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 6.55 m x 6.15 m
Dimensions (LxWxH): 3.05 m x 2.65 m x 1.85 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 7.0 in plastic

PlayCubes 7.0

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 8.20 m x 7.60 m
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.55 m x 3.95 m x 2.50 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 8.0 in plastic with plastic slide

PlayCubes 8.0SL

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 10.40 m x 8.20 m
​Dimensions (LxBxH): 6.55 m 4.55 m x 3.30 m

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PlayCubes climbing unit 10.0 in plastic

PlayCubes 10.0

Age Range: 5-12

Space Required: 9.75 m x 7.60 m
​Dimensions (LxBxH): 6.10 m x 3.95 m x 2.50 m

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Materials

Plastic PlayCubes

Plastic PlayCubes slide, and slide entry sides are made of rotomolded plastic. The slide deck, canopy and entry side inserts are made of perforated steel covered in Eco-Armor®. Base plates inside the cubes are made of cast aluminium.

Metal PlayCubes

Metal PlayCubes are made of perforated steel covered in Eco-Armor®. Cube corners and base plates inside the cubes are made of cast aluminium.

Rotomolded plastic used in PlayCubes climbing unit

Rotomolded Plastic

All Playworld rotomolded plastic components are shatter-proof polyethylene (PE) plastic made of compounded pigmented resins, which provides twice as much impact resistance as dry-blended resins. Our plastics are also UV resistant, enabling colors to remain bright over time.

Eco-Armor material used in metal PlayCubes climbing unit

Eco-Armor®

Eco-Armor® is our durable, PVC-free, thermoplastic Polyethylene (PE) coating with a uniquely structured surface.  Eco-Armor is unaffected by extreme changes in temperature, stays clean as it is less porous than PVC and has a superior slip-resistant finish due to the PE coating process which eliminates drips and runs.

architectural-grade, super durable paint on PlayCubes

Paint

The exclusive architectural-grade, super durable polyester powder coating provides enhanced, light-stable pigments for superior UV stability and fade resistance.

Soft Corner Castings and concealed bolts on our PlayCubes

Soft Corner Castings

With metal often comes concerns about safety, but Metal PlayCubes feature soft corner castings and concealed bolts that make them play-safe.


Colours

While colour is a small detail in the larger scope of playground planning, it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Colours can tell a story and evoke a feeling. They guide the eye and inspire play.  From warm, sunset shades that invigorate to cool, tropical tones that calm, there’s a perfect combination for every play space.

Choosing a colour palette can be fun, but it’s also a lot of work. Not sure where to start? Try assigning certain colours to a material or type of activity. When in doubt, take inspiration from your environment, whether it’s your school colours or the native flora and fauna. Don’t be shy—colour yourself confident.

 

Eco-Armor® (ECO)

Hunter green eco-armor colour for metal playcubes Blue eco-armor colour for metal playcubes Brown eco-armor colour for metal playcubes

Hunter Green

Blue

Brown

 

Red eco-armor colour for metal playcubes Grey eco-armor colour for metal playcubes

Red

Grey

 

 

Rotomolded Plastic (RP1_Main, RP1_Highlight, RP1, RP2)

Red Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Yellow Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Tropical yellow Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Red

Yellow Tropical Yellow

 

Orange Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Lime Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Chartreuse Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Orange

Lime

Chartreuse

 

Green Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Forest green Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Teal Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Green

Forest Green

Teal

Sky Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Cyan Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Blue Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Sky

Cyan

Blue


 

Cobalt Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Pink Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Lavender Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Cobalt

Pink

Lavender
Plum Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Beige Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Brownstone Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Plum

Beige

Brownstone
Brown Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Dark Brown Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes White Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Brown

Dark Brown

White
Greystone Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes light Grey Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes Grey Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Greystone

Light Grey

Grey
Black Rotomolded Plastic colour for PlayCubes

Black
(Roofs only)

 

 

 

Components and Posts (CM1, CM2)

Red

Yellow Tropical Yellow

 

Orange

Lime

Chartreuse

 

Green

Forest Green

Teal

Azure

Blue

Cobalt


 

Pink

Lavender Plum

 

Beige

Sand

Brown

 

Dark Brown

White

Silver

Light Grey

Metallic Grey

Black
(posts and clamps only)


 

Metal PlayCubes

 

1. Component Metal 1 (CM1)
Colour of large metal rings and corner castings. Shown in chartreuse.

2. Component Metal 2 (CM2)
Colour of small metal rings. Shown in azure.

3. Eco-Armor® (ECO)
Perforated metal main structure. Shown in grey.

Plastic PlayCubes

1. Rotomolded Plastic 1 (RP1_Highlight)
Highlight PlayCubes colour. Shown in lime.

2. Eco-Armor®  (ECO)
Perforated metal accents and platform. Shown in grey.

3. Rotomolded Plastic 2 (RP2)
Colour of slide entrance panels. Shown in orange.

4. Rotomolded Plastic 1 (RP1_Main)
Main PlayCubes colour. Shown in orange.

5. Eco-Armor®  (ECO)
Support posts which match other Eco-Armor®  components. Shown in grey.

6. Rotomolded Plastic 1 (RP1)
Slide. Shown in grey.