Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2016

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L A S N p ro d u c t p re v i e w Berliner After introducing the world to rope based playground equipment in 1971, Berliner Seilfabrik has been constantly working on new innovations of extraordinary design. Berliner play equipment has been awarded several prizes incl. reddot design awards. Numerous national and international patents have demonstrated individuality and technical edge. In over 45 years, Berliner Seilfabrik has established itself as the world leading manufacturer of rope based play equipment. Grounded in the desire to fine-tune the aesthetics of its modern play structures, Berliner introduced materials not often found on playgrounds. First the stainless steel framework of The Cosmo, then Greenville's real bamboo panels. Berliner elegantly merged both materials by introducing The Trii – a contemporary adaptation of a treehouse. Leaning on the decades-long tradition of the Univers product line, The Twist emerged as a modular system of various length steel arches, interconnected at different angles using aluminum balls with an integrated ASTEM TT-based tensioning system. The twisted geometry elevates the renowned play value of a well-designed net climber, while the high-end connectors ensure hassle-free operation and longevity. As an homage to the pioneer of rope playing units – the American Joseph Brown – in 2014 Berliner Seilfabrik revealed a new playground concept – the world's first rope play unit with an outer structure made of wood: The Globe. Expanding on the Globe, Berliner is now presenting The Cube, offering a wooden frame suspending a three-dimensional space net. The Cube's intriguing geometry redefines playground as art. Berliner's most recent creation, Woodville, combines the natural character, warm feel and the pleasant scent of wood with the durability, stability and resilience of metal. Woodville encompasses wooden huts (shacks) resting on steel posts, characterized by a construction that appears to be crooked and random. The design evokes a feeling of an adven¬ture- or custom-built playground while ensuring compliance to safety standards. Berliner Seilfabrik Play Equipment Corporation 48 Brookfield Oaks Dr. Greenville, SC 29607 1-877-837-3676 October 2016 57 Information Request # 663

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