Byggleken Lekbruket
Environment design and visual identity for a temporary construction playground designed in collaboration with Örebro bostäder, Örebro kommun and the artist/play worker Jenny Käll of Konstbunkern (Örebro konsthall) set on a soccer field in Markbacken, Örebro during the summer of 2021. 

The idea was to re-use building materials for loose parts play from the park department leftovers and demolitions in the area as well as using materials and design connected to the historical local landscape, with the Mark brick factory and its scattered clay- and reed ponds.

Construction play environments may look messy (scary) and non-playable to adults, sometimes an obstacle for children’s play. To present recognizable cues to design and invitations to enter the area we aimed to provide a more designed framing through a play pavilion for hanging out, as well as graphic posters and a small historical exhibition about the site. The play pavilion wood architecture is referring to the former brick factory situated on the location until 1960. 

Architecture consultant: Paola Simone


Clay workshop.

Marks tegelbruk/Mark brick factory ca 1960. Photo: Örebro stadsarkiv

Marks tegelbruk/Mark brick factory ca 1960 with clay/reed ponds. Photo: Örebro stadsarkiv

Prep for clay workshop with Jenny Käll and Sara Söderholm.

The former landscape at the site, ca 1960. Photo: Örebro stadsarkiv