Shape Newham projects in Maryland

Project Info: PlayGrown

Location: Leytonstone Road (base of Henniker Point)

Designer: Irene Astrain, Astrain Studio

Status: Installation completed July 2022

Project Description: 

PlayGrown is a green and joyful play area oasis that enhances residents’ views from Henniker Point, strengthens their connection with the community and provides a playful meeting point for children and their parents.

The patterns on the floor, which have been designed with the help of the pupils at Maryland Primary School, come alive as three-dimensional planters. We hope that anyone walking past, playing, or meeting here will enjoy the smells and colours of this city garden.

Before Installation:

Playgrown before installation

After Installation: 

Playgrown after installation