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New International Architecture Contest in 2009, Finland: Innovative Playgrounds

23 Oct 2009

Lappset International Design Competition

“Change the way we think about playgrounds”

(Helsinki, 23rd of October 2009) Lappset Group, the well-known and unconventional producer and developer of playgrounds, is organising an Open-For-All Design Competition.

The aim of The Lappset International Design Competition is to challenge traditional playground concepts. Lappset is looking for new, inspiring, brave and out-of-the-box ideas for future playgrounds. The core idea is to create a meeting point that unites three different generations; children, teens and the elderly.

The architecture competition is divided into two categories: the Category for Playground Area and the Category for Playground Equipment. Participants can leave their proposals for both categories or, alternatively, for one of them. As the Competition entails two rather different tasks, participants are invited from a wide range of the design profession: Landscape Architects, Architects, Urban Planners, Designers, Graphic Designers, etc. – and naturally students and amateurs in this field. The participants are also encouraged to form Design Groups, where all aspects of the Playground Design are covered.

This playground design competition Prizes totals approx. €7 000. In addition, it is very likely for the winning work to be made or built into a real playground. Any participating work may well end up as part of the Lappset Group’s product range, naturally for a separate compensation.

The Lappset International Design Competition opens on the 2nd of November 2009 and ends on the 20th of November 2009. The competition has no entry fee. Please find more Competition information on

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Hannu Ylinenpää
Marketing Director
Lappset Group Ltd
[email protected]
Tel. +358(0)207 750 101

Lappset Group Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of playground equipment worldwide. Their products bring joy to millions of children and adults in more than 40 countries. The Lappset International Design Competition is part of their 40th birthday celebration and highlights their commitment to safer, better and greener environment for future generations.

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland

Lappset International Design Competition – in brief

Subject: “Change the way we think about playgrounds”
Competition webpage:
Category: International
Type: Open to All
Submission Deadline: 11/20/2009
Registration Deadline 11/20/2009
Entry Fee: None
Awards: Prizes totals approx. €7,000, In addition, it is very likely for the winning work to be built
Jury: Not yet announced
Address: Lappset Group Ltd. Hallitie 17, P.O. Box 8146, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Contact Email: [email protected]
Tel. +358(0)207 750 101

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