hamma Architectural

Mooloolaba Playground

Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Client: Fleetwood Urban & Sunshine Coast Council

Project Date: June 2020

Installed By: Bespoke Wire and Rope

RACV Glass Facade

The Flexi-Mesh bridge/tunnel is a popular design by Fleetwood Urban that has captured the imagination of children. This unique structure features Flexi-Mesh walls and ceiling, which create a transparent and open walkway for kids to explore. The design incorporates a stepped log as the core structure, providing an engaging and natural element to the playground.

To shape the tunnel and provide stability, 6mm 1×19 tensioned cables are strategically placed. These cables serve as perimeter lacing points, allowing for the attachment of the Flexi-Mesh in areas where there are no welded round bars available. This innovative approach ensures that the tunnel maintains its form and structure, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for children.

The Flexi-Mesh used in the construction of the tunnel has a 40×70 aperture, striking a balance between transparency and complying with the anti-climb parameters outlined in the Australian playground standards. This means that children can see through the mesh while ensuring their safety and security.

This versatile solution is especially well-suited for a playground located right on the beach. The Flexi-Mesh bridge/tunnel not only adds an element of adventure and exploration for children but also complements the natural surroundings. Its transparent design allows kids to enjoy the beautiful coastal views while engaging in play, creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.