This playground, built in the Netherlands by architecture firm 2012Architecten repurposes used windmill parts to create a playground complete with slides, towers, and tunnels. It’s great to see a project that reuses materials on such a large scale.

[via Recyclart]

Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

  • Dave Bell

    Lovely result! Too bad it wouldn’t fly here in the US.
    If it wasn’t designed from the start as “Playground Safe”, it’s gone.
    Old fighter planes and fire engines, whirlygigs, real swings, all that’s left are fond memories.

  • mmc

    Dave Bell–Check out the City Museum in St. Louis… All is not lost:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&ix=sea&ion=1&biw=1095&bih=567&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=b7FzT9KLOYHUtAa49rzWDQ