Designed by Yushan Men and Cullen Fu, Rotating Chalkboards is the winning project of the 5th Yokohama Street Furniture Competition. It is a dynamic and interactive playground structure that combines amusement and education for visitors of all ages. The project is situated in Mizube Plaza along the Ooka River in front of Yokohama City Hall, a popular destination for children which supports cultural and artistic youth activities to stimulate creativity.
Drawing is a common way to express creativity and explore ideas. We designed a chalkboard station that has walls and floors for doodling. Inspired by the drawing game, Exquisite Corpse, the vertical chalkboards are divided into various sizes and can rotate in different orientations, turning the structure into a unique game station.
Because color is an essential element for playg