Monkey business in CBD
If your trip to the CBD on Monday included a couple of new sights, like mazes and volcanoes where they should not be, you can be sure there is some guerrilla play-fare going on.
Guerrilla Playspaces is transforming ordinary city areas into fun, playful spots.
The installations will include mini mazes, a volcano structure for seating and playing, pop-up play stations for children and more.
Auckland University of Technology is also collaborating with the company on two installations: an interactive dance pad and pavlova-shaped seating that hums to passers-by, inviting them to come in and sit.
Guerrilla Playspaces says the project is an effort to make Auckland a fun and engaging place.
‘‘We saw these great city spots going underused and just wanted to change them into fun, playful areas, if only for a short time,’’ team member Luke Krieg says.
‘‘It’s about giving Aucklanders a feeling of ownership over their city, making it a place they can enjoy instead of just a place they work.’’
This is a pilot project for the company, who gained inspiration from social networking site Pinterest.
While some installations may be children-focused, the company says there are some spaces for adults to interact also, like the Guerrilla lounges.
The installations will be set up all around the CBD from the waterfront to Aotea Square until October 13.