Marmara Discussion board Cloud Playground by Carve « Panorama Structure Platform

iconic landmarks

Incredible play cloud buildings have arisen within the metropolis of Istanbul. They’re the long-lasting landmarks of a brand new open-air playground on the roof park of Marmara Discussion board, a purchasing centre within the Bakirköy district. The home windows of the clouds magically change colors as daylight modifications all through the day. Whereas in silence in the meanwhile, quickly the glad sounds of excited youngsters can be masking the location.

new attract

Carve was requested to make a design for the playground on the rooftop terrace of Marmara Discussion board, 24 metres above avenue stage. The terrace and the meals courtroom had been renovated to re-establish the Discussion board as a distinguished purchasing centre, and it wanted a brand new playground that matches that attract.


Carve geared toward reproducing the expertise of touching the clouds by means of these buildings, being about eight storeys above the bottom.
Additionally, given the restricted area of the terrace together with the necessity for shade and canopy from the rain, one of many beginning factors was to think about tall buildings with large volumes: totally playable from the within.

from small to tall

The playground consists of 4 areas that cater for various age teams: from small to tall. There’s a toddler area, a climbing dome, a bigger ensemble of spheres and a close to eight-metre tall climbing tower with an inside slide. The inside of the bubbles is totally furnished with play components. Youngsters can climb, slide, lounge in a forest of hammocks and expertise top from behind a window trying on the metropolis’s skyline.


Behind Marmara Discussion board, there’s a visionary consumer and a formidable collaboration of all of the events concerned. In that method, it was doable to make the undertaking come alive from the primary sketches to realisation inside solely a six months time-frame.


The place prior to now playgrounds have been principally facilitated by native municipalities, these days usually industrial events are those to take initiative on this area of (semi)public and freely accessible play areas. Events that basically dare to supply youngsters one thing spectacular. The playground of Marmara Discussion board is a fantastic instance of such an initiative.

technical challenges

There have been many technical challenges throughout the design and engineering course of. For instance, contemplating the scale of particularly the biggest eight-meter tall development and the load limits of the prevailing roof. This difficulty was creatively solved by designing a self-supporting construction on prime of a constructive level, and on the identical time, spreading the masses. The spheres of all of the play clouds collectively are constructed out of hexagonal and pentagonal panels, 275 completely different panels in whole.

native companions

Native craftsmen produced, assembled and put in the double-curved stainless-steel panels with unimaginable precision. The significance of working with native companions however extra over stimulating native financial system in a globalized world is clear to Carve. Making use of those regionally embedded companions and their networks was key to an excellent and well timed realisation.

head within the clouds

Wanting up from avenue stage to 24 meters under you’ll be able to see the solar glitter on the white play buildings, whereas the dichroic home windows color the in- and out of doors of the buildings.
At evening the Bubbles make an intriguing spectacle of lights. Mild radiates from behind the window frames turning the Bubbles right into a beacon that may be seen from the environment.


Design: Carve

Mission web site: Carve – cloud playground
Design 12 months: 2019
12 months Constructed: 2019-2020
Photographer: Asli Dayioglu
Producer of playground tools: Playdium

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