It reminds me of a sight I get to see twice every day -- a playground on Cross Street in Somerville which features what I believe to be the Most Depressing Piece of Playground Equipment ever. As pop art it may be considered something, but as something for a kid to play on, it's downright angst-inducing. It's a concrete easy chair.
Let's go over that again: It is an oversized easy chair. Made out of concrete. What kind of kid would want to climb around on a concrete freakin' easy chair? (Actually, the sad part is that I might've frequented the sad thing as a kid. Especially if it meant I wouldn't get bothered by other kids.)
Still. Who would have the idea to put that in a playground? It feels almost German in nature. WHich brings me to consider a Bauhaus playground. Utilitarian and functional -- but the function would be "HAVE FUN." Man, I want to see a design. It better include a concrete easy chair, dammit.