Rimbin is an infection-free playground where children can play, talk and laugh together without risking spread of Covid-19 and without losing the fun of playing. Responsible for this new concept are Berlin inventors Martin Binder and Claudio Rimmele, who saw the crisis as a creative challenge.
Rimbin is a special place where children can play, talk and laugh together without getting spreading viruses, and without losing the fun of child play. Rimbin works thanks to the following six principles:
● Each child is given a single playing area.
● There is individualized access to this playing area.
● Children can see each other.
● Children can communicate with each other.
● Children can be kept in view of parents.
● Children can play different games from a safe distance
Between the platforms, children can communicate to each other with the help of speaking tubes. These connecting tubes can transport the sound of speech through the magic of physics. Thus children can conduct a secret playful dialogue without the supervision of their parents. The speaking tubes are placed on the sides of the play areas with enough distance so children are not encouraged to touch or lick the funnels at the end of the speaking tubes.
The biggest risk of infection with the virus as known so far is through direct human contact, nonetheless we would propose permanently installed disinfectant dispensers to make it easy for parents who wish to clean the areas exposed to touch in order to lower the risk of infection as much as possible.
Rimbin is a place made for children – a place where they can immerse themselves in their world, learn from others and let off steam.