By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.




I was delighted to see Lynn Kinnear's article 'Landscapes of Play' (AJ Specification 02.07) about the experimental playground at Daubeney School. But I was surprised that she didn't mention us, Snug & Outdoor, the designer and artist of the project.

Snug & Outdoor was commissioned by the Hackney Wick Public Art Programme to devise and deliver the highly innovative experimental playground project, which led to the brief for the permanent playground design. We were responsible for the experimental playground project that transformed the large bleak space into an animated exible environment. Kinnear Landscape Architects was then invited to collaborate with Snug & Outdoor to develop the ideas and designs for a permanent experimental playground.

Daubeney School was our first experimental playground project and since then Snug & Outdoor has gone on to develop this way of working in all sorts of public spaces with both children and adults. For the last two years we have been funded by NESTA, the Arts Council and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, to develop a kit of large-scale modular objects that has the potential to transform school grounds throughout the UK into exible playscapes.

At Snug & Outdoor we have fond memories of working with Lynn. How sad that she seems to have forgotten us entirely.

Hattie Coppard, director, Snug & Outdoor

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters