Imagination won top prize for Inspiration Park, a 21st century take on the public park combining nature and technology. A transparent roof keeps the rain out, though, as there are no walls or fences, breezes can flow through. Paths in compound rubber are accessible to all. Features include wind chimes, waterfalls and a chequerboard with pressure-activated sound tiles that play music in the play area. This area also includes brightly coloured climbing blocks, made of rubber and wrapped in foam. At the centre of the park is a circular meeting space where there are large text-scrollers carrying poems, news and information.

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Scottish design is “fresh, playful and exciting” in this new exhibition

Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes – a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design.

Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport’s plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from nine, talented Scottish designers.

We speak to Hunter about the importance of giving Scottish design a global presence, and her inspiration behind using the airport as her canvas…