IKEA Centre Mega Khimki, Moscow, Russia
The indoor playground in the shopping mall attracts children to climb, explore and romp around.
On a tour of discovery
The “Mega Khimki” shopping centre is located on expansive grounds in Moscow’s inner city. The indoor playground designed in cooperation with the Moscow architectural office AFA is located close to the IKEA store and offers a welcome change of pace to the shopping offers of the mall.
The playground features a climbing structure composed of two stylised “trees” with several branches holding small houses. This spruce wood structure offers opportunities to climb and play hide and seek as well as to experience height in a secure environment inside the enclosed rope and net constructions. The slides with an extended run-out offer a racy descent from lofty heights combined with a gentle touchdown. An important feature for parents, in the throng of people in this enormous shopping centre, is that they can see their children through the climbing nets. And for those children who don’t yet dare to climb up to the tree houses, several small playhouses on the ground offer creative opportunities for absorbed role-playing games.