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EXCELLENCE 2021
SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES
EARTHSCAPE PLAY INC.
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH CHILD
CARE AND LEARNING CENTRE |
CENTRE D'APPRENTISSAGE
ET DE GARDE D'ENFANTS DE
L'UNIVERSITÉ DE GUELPH
GUELPH, ON
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THE PLAYSCAPE AT the University
of Guelph Child Care and Learning
Centre (CCLC) sets an aspirational
standard for children's outdoor spaces
in Canada. The design presents young
children with opportunities to play and
learn in explorative ways, experience
self-directed risky play and navigate
environments that are rich and complex.
It is this sophistication that particularly
distinguishes CCLC from other outdoor
childcare spaces, which often lack
complexity.
Stemming from the position that Canadian
children are capable and entitled to
grow up in spaces that are multifaceted
with affordances, materials, plantings,
navigation patterns and ideas, the CCLC
design combines safety regulations with
the 7Cs of playspaces (a guide developed
through a multi-year Canadian study):
character, context, connectivity, change,
chance, clarity and challenge. With 50
varieties of trees, shrubs, grasses and
perennials, the playground echoes the very
nature of childhood - growth.
JURY'S COMMENTS
The project is closely linked to the
pedagogical and research activities to which
it contributes and responds: It is used for
the training of early childhood education
students and for ongoing research on
nature-rich play environments. Thus, the
focus of the design is the dynamics of play.
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" The design presents young children with
opportunities to play and learn in explorative ways,
experience self-directed risky play and navigate
environments that are rich and complex. "
It introduces alternatives, including selfdirected
challenging and creative play, to
the prescribed world of playgrounds. The
scheme implements diverse, self-directed,
engaging and challenging play opportunities
in a low-key design approach, with a mix of
rustic and manufactured materials arranged
in an unassuming manner. Loose parts
and natural play elements surrounded by
different plant groups are well thought out
with great accessibility in mind.
1 SPATIAL DIAGRAM OF THE FIVE DISTINCT FUNCTIONAL
AREAS AND CONCEPT DIAGRAM ILLUSTRATING
CIRCULATION THROUGH THE PLAYSPACE. 2
GARDEN PLOTS WITH LIVE EDGE POTTING TABLES
PROVIDE VIEWS TO THE ACTIVE PRESCHOOL PLAY
SPACE. 3 THE CENTRAL GATHERING SPACE IS A
MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND FLEXIBLE OPEN SPACE.
PHOTOS: EARTHSCAPE PLAY INC.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2021

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
JURORS | JURÉS
PROLOGUE
VIRTUAL LOOK, TRUE EXCELLENCE | DÉLIBÉRATIONS VIRTUELLES, EXCELLENCE VÉRITABLE
JURY’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE | PRIX D’EXCELLENCE DU JURY
LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À GRANDE ÉCHELLE
SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À PETITE ÉCHELLE
PLANNING + ANALYSIS | PLANIFICATION ET ANALYSE
RESEARCH | RECHERCHE
RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES RÉSIDENTIELS
COMMUNICATION
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - JURORS | JURÉS
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - VIRTUAL LOOK, TRUE EXCELLENCE | DÉLIBÉRATIONS VIRTUELLES, EXCELLENCE VÉRITABLE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - JURY’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE | PRIX D’EXCELLENCE DU JURY
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À GRANDE ÉCHELLE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À PETITE ÉCHELLE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - PLANNING + ANALYSIS | PLANIFICATION ET ANALYSE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - RESEARCH | RECHERCHE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES RÉSIDENTIELS
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - COMMUNICATION
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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