Eastland Shopping Centre

Intelligent design in minimal space

April 2016

Location

Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC

Client

QIC

Partners

Berliner Seilfabrik

Supply Partner

Team

Richard Norris

Technical Manager

Scott Freeman

General Manager

Maximising a small space

Formed through an adaption of the ‘Univers Net Structures’ concept, the Eastland Shopping Centre indoor play space is a 4m cube design that capitalises on every inch of the small, high traffic area within which it is set. A custom design by PlayRope and supply partner, Berliner, it is a clever concept for a small space.

The design comprises high-wear, flexible beige ropes with steel cores, complemented by white aluminium connection points known as 'nodes'. The cube itself is created from Tensile 316 grade stainless steel, friction-locked mesh. Together, the elements appear as a floating, cubed play solution, that perfectly ticks the light-weight and transparency requirements of the shopping centre.

Inside the cube, the climbing space has a macramé style, with clover-leaf rings that give the ropes opportunity to cross over and create small square footholds for climbing. This effect both looks amazing, and is a key factor in reducing the height of fall to less than 600mm, which changes the requirements of the softfall that is used under the climbing equipment — a big positive for landscape architects and developers.

Play your own way

We work with our clients to develop custom designs that meet their individual needs.