China National Children’s Center

Beijing, China

This Climber occupies the courtyard of the China National Children’s Center, a building which was once the private house of Mao Zedong’s fourth wife. The structure is a steel coil which terminates at either end in tails which bend in opposing directions, inspired by taijitu symbol (yin and yang) and the strokes of Chinese calligraphy. The platforms are hand-stained in vibrant colors resembling fireworks.