DesignerTanya Nazywalskyj
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

To develop an illimitable, wheelchair-accessible playground where all children can play and interact together. The primary focus is to provide an equally fun and safe playground that allows paraplegic children to play independently, as well as inclusively with their peers. This wheelchair-accessible playground can be reconfigured depending on the desired environment, thereby making it modular. The intended size of the playground is approximately 2600 sq. ft., and 90% of the components are not only wheelchair accessible, but actually permit paraplegic children to play without requiring assistance.

About Designer

Tanya is currently in her third year at Humber College completing a Bachelors in Industrial Design in April 2012. Three years ago Tanya graduated from Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec with a D.E.C in Industrial Design. Upon graduating, she received an award from the ADIQ for her thesis project, an Infant Hospital Bassinet, as well as an award from Dawson College for Best Technical Development. Tanyas design was also mentioned in the Montreal newspaper, LAPRESS. Furthermore, she completed her years at Dawson College on the honours lists for having obtained an 80% or higher overall final grade. Tanya enjoys working with acrylic rods, plastics and wood. Her interests lie in sustainable childrens educational toys. Not only does she aspire to design an outdoor playground, but yearns to create one that is wheelchair accessible in the near future.