- Date published : 13 February 2020
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Following success in an international design competition, TCL have been working with Qatar Museums to develop two playgrounds for the grounds of the National Museum of Qatar which was opened earlier this year. The two culturally themed, immersive and educational playgrounds are described below.
Cave of Wonders
In certain places in Qatar, the ground suddenly drops away into a deep cave called a sinkhole or dahl.
Children can explore a realistic representation of an underground cave and simply wander freely, discovering places to climb, crawl and hide amongst the rocks and encountering strange glowing stones, carvings in the rock faces, artefacts hidden in the sand, bats hanging from the ceiling and a giant gecko climbing up the walls.
The Adventure Ship playground is constructed like the wreck of a traditional Qatari boat. During their exploration, children can learn about sailing, pearling, fishing, and trading. Through stories and songs, cargo and treasure, and through interactive play opportunities, children absorb Qatari history and culture.
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And catch a teaser video posted by the Peninsula Newspaper here