Toronto Zoo - Splash Island

Toronto, ON

The challenge was to design an "educational" water splash pad that would serve as a fun, safe recreational facility, yet also encourage participants to gain a deeper understanding of elements including the movement of water, the environment and related ecology. STUDIO tla conducted extensive research into the various types of flora and fauna associated with water systems. In our final design, the large splash pad incorporated a number of striking design elements that helped communicate the story of the evolution of water. These elements included depictions of cloud formation, river and lake flows and numerous animal species associated with bodies of water. This unique project allowed us to demonstrate our knowledge and expertise in the areas of water related design, ecology and the environment.