Case Study

Olivine Playground

Client Background

The Olivine Playground in Donnybrook was envisioned as a unique and engaging recreational area that would not only provide a safe and enjoyable environment for children but also serve as an architectural landmark. Elite Crossings, known for their commitment to innovative design and sustainability, took on the project with a vision to create a space that would harmonize with the natural surroundings while offering a dynamic and safe playground experience.

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The project presented several challenges:

  • Complex Design Elements: The architectural drawings featured intricate and unconventional design elements, such as organic shapes, multi-level structures, and interactive features that required innovative solutions.
  • Engineering Integration: The need to liaise with structural engineers to ensure that the design not only met aesthetic objectives but also complied with safety and structural integrity standards.
  • Architect's Vision: It was imperative to faithfully replicate the architect's vision, ensuring that the final design embodied the intended aesthetics and functionality.

Quantech's Design Approach

Quantech Design embraced these challenges and employed a multi-faceted approach to bring the Olivine Playground to life:

  • 3D Modeling: Quantech Design utilized SolidWorks to create a detailed and accurate 3D model of the playground. This model served as the foundation for the project, allowing for a comprehensive visualization of the final product.
  • Collaboration: The team at Quantech Design worked closely with the structural engineers and architects. Regular meetings and open communication channels ensured that the design would meet safety standards while respecting the architect's vision.
  • Innovation: Quantech Design's team of designers and engineers applied their expertise to find innovative solutions to challenges presented by the complex design elements. They used cutting-edge technology to refine details, ensure precise measurements, and anticipate potential issues before they arose.
  • Component Design: Every component of the playground, from intricate play structures to safety features, was meticulously designed by Quantech Design to replicate the architect's intentions. This involved selecting appropriate materials, optimizing dimensions, and ensuring that the design was both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
  • Fabrication Drawings: Quantech Design produced a complete set of fabrication drawings for all parts and assemblies, leaving no room for ambiguity in the manufacturing process. These drawings were crucial for ensuring the efficient and accurate fabrication of every component.


Quantech Design's involvement in the Olivine Playground project yielded remarkable results:

  • Highly Accurate 3D Model: The 3D model provided an invaluable tool for visualizing the final playground design, allowing all stakeholders to make informed decisions.
  • Collaborative Success: The close collaboration with structural engineers and architects led to a design that was both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound, adhering to safety standards.
  • Innovative Solutions: Quantech Design's innovative approach enabled the successful realization of complex design elements, such as intricate play structures and interactive features.
  • Component Replication: Every component was designed to faithfully replicate the architect's intentions, ensuring that the playground not only met but exceeded the client's expectations.
  • Fabrication-Ready Drawings: The fabrication drawings provided a clear roadmap for manufacturers, leading to an efficient and precise fabrication process.


Quantech Design's involvement in the design of the Olivine Playground in Donnybrook, for Elite Crossings, stands as a testament to the firm's commitment to precision, innovation, and collaboration. By successfully translating initial architectural drawings into a fabrication-ready 3D model and comprehensive fabrication drawings, Quantech Design played a pivotal role in bringing this innovative and inspiring playground to life. The project showcases the power of teamwork, innovation, and a shared dedication to realizing a visionary design.