Sample Projects

This year, and despite the COVID19,  we have been working in several projects in South Korea, Rwanda and Uganda. 

(1) South Korea: Research study of best practices of play policies around the world 

(2) Rwanda: Design and Development of Play Catalogues for Righttoplay.org

(3) MENA LELKOL PLACEMAKING: Tutoring and support session for community led playscape project in Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan. 

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Latest Projects

2020/2021

Rwanda

For the #PowerofPlay project, Sharnaqa designed a catalogue with simple strong large-capacity play elements based on participatory design workshops with the school children from 25 schools in Rwanda. Part of our collaboration with #rightoplay and #jantjebeton. We are so happy and proud to see the results, waiting for thousands of children.

Photos Credits: PowerofPlay

Find Here a selection of projects from Ecumene Studio and  Space 4 Play – Sharnaqa Studios.  

Publications knowledge

We share our knowledge and experience and are inspired by these interactions. Varying from hands-on workshops for students and professionals, presentations on international conferences, teaching at university and in primary schools, training architects, and training the trainers as well as participating in a variety of research studies. 

Chapter in 'Learn Move Playground'

Chapter entitled "design (f) or play? ~ creating landscapes to play", with concrete design tips & tricks.
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Chapter in The City at Eyelevel for KIDS ~

Providing simple tools at diverse scale levels to co-create interventions for more child friendly neighborhoods and streets.
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Chapter in OUR CITY? 'countering exclusion in public space'

What is a truly inclusive city for children & teenagers?
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Project publication 'Geniena' Cairo

Describing the collaborative process of Takween and Make Space 4 Play providing a community-lead process
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Y'ahl El Hay - El Obour City

Project Report on Y'ahl El Hay project Co-creating a child friendly spaces.
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AschoolyardForAll Project in Gamassa-Egypt

The participatory design and build project with school children; Design for Play and Co-existence
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ArchitectureForCoexistence

Project report about a participatory design and build project in New Damietta, showcasing the use of play elements as activators for the socio-spatial appropriation process.
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Dari project - Playspace making

Dari project aims to design and build a safe and child-friendly environment in two Orphanage houses in the district of Shoubra through encouraging the children and the staff to participate within the project process.
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