A Giant Friendly Octopus Forms an Immersive Playground for Children in Shenzhen (6 pics)




Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman  (who previously produced this oversized bunny in Taiwan ) has unveiled his newest large-scale animal design, this time with the function of a playscape for Vanke Group 's One City development in the centre of Yantian, Shenzhen. The playground is designed within the eight legs and head of an octopus, a piece that is named after the mythological sea creature  Kracken  despite its friendly appearance. The octopus was designed alongside the team at UAP , which helped Hofman bring his imaginative work to life, and plays off of the history of the area which previously housed a battleship in its harbor. The Kracken is now docked as a place for imaginative play, rather than attacking other sailing vessels at sea. (via Designboom )

A Giant Friendly Octopus Forms an Immersive Playground for Children in Shenzhen

A Giant Friendly Octopus Forms an Immersive Playground for Children in Shenzhen

A Giant Friendly Octopus Forms an Immersive Playground for Children in Shenzhen

A Giant Friendly Octopus Forms an Immersive Playground for Children in Shenzhen

  

  

A Giant Friendly Octopus Forms an Immersive Playground for Children in Shenzhen




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