Play Universal, an organization that promotes the value of play in child development, is holding a Play Space Design Challenge as part of Play Pilipinas 2011, the first international conference on play to be held from October 21 to 23 at the SMX Convention Center.
The Play Space Design Challenge is open to everyone with a streak for creativity and play innovation – whether one is a student or a professional. Simply form a group of 3 participants and design a 100-square meter play space, indoor or outdoor, that can be built with a budget of P50,000.00. The play space design should incorporate easy-to-find items that don’t require rigorous installation. It is highly recommended to use materials that are local, sustainable and recycled.
The competition is intended to search for ground breaking, imaginative and efficient solutions for future play spaces. Play Pilipinas Conference Director Sigrid Perez says they are looking for works that shine with creativity, innovation and social meaning. “Most Filipino communities don’t have the benefit of properly designed play spaces for children. Isn’t it about time to do something about this? As communities become more dense, we are seeing fewer spaces where children can freely explore and build their imagination.”
To join, interested parties can submit a fully accomplished registration form which can be downloaded from the Play Pilipinas website (playpilipinas.org). Design entries should come with initial drawings and a concept paper that explains the design and inspiration in less than a thousand words. Deadline for submission is August 15.