Cylinders, cubes, hexagons, circles and coloured squares fill the space of a nave in Madrid's Matadero, a cultural centre born from the recovery of the former municipal slaughterhouse, which has now become one of the main gathering places in the city.
Inspired by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck's playgrounds, English studio Aberrant Architecture has designed a place dedicated to the entertainment of children of all ages. Coloured patterns and variations of simple geometric shapes are the basis of a project that lets children's imagination run wild, without defining specific procedures or uses. The flexibility offered by the spaces allows adults to use them as well, becoming a place of rest suitable for meetings and conversation.
Landscape for Play is part of several initiatives promoted by Matadero to claim the right to play, following the theories of the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga, who in his book Homo Ludens, published in 1938, examines the game as the central node of the organization.