OUTHOUSE design has scooped a Kidsafe 2012 National Playspace Design Award for its ‘Ladybird Woodland’ playground for Toxteth Kindergarten in Annandale. Kidsafe Patron and Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Quentin Bryce AC presented Steve Warner with the award during the National Kidsafe Day celebrations on October 23.

The design transformed a narrow concrete corridor into a natural woodland with a winding pathway, bridges, wooden mushroom seating and a moveable tree trunk forest of plants. It inspires imagination and pretend play, and its inclusive design allows for wheelchair access. All on a very limited budget, with funds raised through parent efforts and a council grant. Check out the Toxteth Kindergarten project in the portfolio gallery.