Impossibly Cool City Park Will Include Suspended Walkways, Trampolines

Next question: Who's paying for it?

By Reuben Brody

 
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28 March 2017

This is not your average walk in the woods.

A concept for a public park in Istanbul proposes to install a suspended pathway with a series of integrated trampolines to a wooded area six miles north of the city center. It’s called Parkorman, and it was conceived to make people who lack access to nature fall in love with it.

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The design firm behind it — New York's Dror — was inspired by the concept of pollination: throughout the park, various installations “seed” the landscape, while visitors move from one stage of the park to the next via a series of “branch”-like walkways. In one example, a porous, grid-like path leads to a giant sculpture; in another, a floating platform will house a giant trampoline that bounces people around in the canopy.

If every city had one of these, we’d all be a little eco-friendlier.

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