Ever played three way Ping Pong? Well here it is, Ping Pang Pong: A game that encourages greater inclusivity - an open game between you, me and them!
The game is played on a specially designed table with three ends and three nets. Each person starts with 11 points and tries not to lose them, you lose points in the same way you would win points in a traditional game of Ping Pong.
The game can be played by 3-6 players and is perfect family fun.
The main table will have a few smaller brothers and sisters with similar forms but will be for picnics. All of this is a part of our push to create more public arenas open to all in the name of recreation.
Help us make London more inclusive, take ownership of it by making a difference to your city and generate places for the people.
What we'll do:
- Re-pave the disused paddling pool
- Install 1 no. Ping Pang Pong table
- Install 2 no. Ping Pong tables
- Install 5 no. picnic tables
Why it's a great idea:
This is a great idea because it gives the people who live in one of the most deprived areas in London a place to meet, eat and play without having to pay for it. It provides an infrastructure based on creating a more inclusive way of playing together, the game, here, is about not losing. It is about NOT losing our recreational space, about utilising what we have and keeping a hold of it.
How we'll get it done:
- Include the community it serves in its design and invite them to RARA for architectural workshops
- Include the community it serves in the building of it
- use locally sourced materials where possible, especially using waste materials from local industries
- RARA will design and deliver the project with the help of the local community
This project will mark the beginning of a new era for the Redundant Architects Recreation Association (RARA). By delivering the Ping Pang Pong Arena RARA will prove to be a direct positive influence on the area it finds itself in.
By nestling down within an area, the RARArian inevitably ends up talking to the neighbours, shop keepers and dog walkers within that area. Wandering through the surrounding streets gathering a base of knowledge that finds its way into the conversations that take place within RARA. Like a farmer, the RARArian harvests the fruits of conversations with the local populous and the Ping Pang Pong Arena is just one of many projects on the drawing board borne from those conversations.
Assist us in our quest to positively transform the places we in live by creating more inclusive and playful environments.
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- About the space
- Large disused concrete paddling pool in the corner of a park near the Lea River and Lea Bridge Road