”Show me how you play and I will show who you are”, says Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galliano. The domain of play, even in the most everyday engagement with children, draws on our capacity for experimentation and creativity. The cave at Breidablikk Kindergarten was inspired by natural caves, offering sun and rain, hiding and climbing.
The limited budget led to the use of leftover material: 1,5 tonnes of pre-industrial waste, an XP foam shredded into in smaller particles and then thermally bonded into sheets. The space is cut out of the sheets out by subtractive manufacturing technology, and glued up by layering the material to reconstruct the milled cave.