The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew has opened its Climbers and Creepers play area for children. London design consultancy At Large created the concept and designed the 1100m2 space.
The consultancy was appointed in August 2003 for a fee of £600 000. Its final design covers 600m2 of interior space, including a cafÃ©, which is set in a converted glasshouse.
Climbers and Creepers explores the interconnections between plant and animal life. According to At Large director Ned Phillips, the area was ‘conceived as an imaginary landscape.’