Aberdeen Dragons connects two large public buildings at the Aberdeen Centre with a temporary connective pathway that is designed to create a playful, interactive experience.


The concept derived from classical Chinese drawings of dragons – we sought to represent two playful dragons weaving through the linear space. Our aim was for this project to find a broader story, one that connected to the cultural identity of the Chinese Canadian community and brought greater value to our solution.


The wood slat dragons rise and fall, twist and turn while providing play areas, niches, and a colourful, active space for kids of all ages.

The dragons are designed in sections, to be removed and donated to schools in the area as future play structures, giving the design a longer life than the owner originally requested.