The installation towers above the campus canyon in the middle-grade area of the Guan-Pu Elementary School. It conveys a sense of floating with a structure as simple as powerful. Various postures of climbing unfold amid its layers of platforms. Its abstract volume is interspersed with empty spaces that inspire imaginations. Drawing from the students’ agile running on campus, this installation brings the students the corporeal experience of vertical movement apart from that of horizontal shuttling. Its overall tone comprises the colors of mountains and sunlight filtering through trees. To create a more congenial and natural atmosphere, the installation is made of materials with a natural texture, such as gravel paving and solid wood panels that render the tactile quality of the surface for climbing more appealing.
The students cross the wobbly suspension bridge as if they were crossing a stream. They slide rapidly down the pole as if they were playing on the vine. The accompanying handrails resemble clouds scudding through the volume. The students can go into hiding in the caves and peep at the sky, as well as climb on the soft and hard surfaces. This installation provides different levels of challenge in the playground, and the students’ physical potential is ergo unlocked through each play.