Blox

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BLOX SUSTAINABLE PLAYGROUND

THE CHALLENGE

REGGS pro-actively started this project driven by our ambition to use design innovation for enhancing social interaction between people from different cultures and ages. Looking at a playground, you see a lot of fun, but we also see a lot of energy that could be harvested and re-used. As a result we came up BLOX, an innovative outdoor playground as well as a sustainable solution for public space architecture.

THE SOLUTION

Our design team created BLOX, a group of objects that generate energy from  playing on them. We engineered a highly efficient generator that fits the frequencies and torque of people moving on the BLOX objects. The local community in Amsterdam is using BLOX extensively, creating a meeting area, where people have fun and hopefully contemplate energy consumption. Connecting play with sustainability for all ages! 

SUSTAINABLE PLAYGROUND FOR YOUNG AND OLD

In addition digital games connected to BLOX stimulate people to move more. Who generates the most energy? Who pulls the ‘digital’ rope the hardest?

REGGS ideated, designed and engineered BLOX but it was made possible in cooperation with the residents of the F-neighborhood in Amsterdam, the local government, Ymere, Stichting DOEN and Spereco.

 

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