Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation contracted the Nadi Group to incorporate play spaces into the overall master plan for Bridgwater Lakes in Winnipeg, MB. The client had already envisioned Bridgwater as a complete community that combined traditional architecture with forward-thinking liveability. We aimed for our play spaces to adopt this mentality but with a little extra flair.
A few prominent play spaces are present within the Bridgwater Lakes neighbourhood fabric. The Nautical and Circular playgrounds play with textures, colours and materials for the surface work. We specifically selected pieces that optimized inclusion and encouraged all children to enjoy play—even those with some form of visual, sensory or motor function challenge. Moreover, we selected the play structures with the same philosophy in mind, and the colour and material selections match the surface works.
We helped build the landscape that would be home to the play structure, specifically the surface works where children could enjoy many activities. Moreover, we remained focus on selecting play structures that would complement our goals for the play spaces.