Merlin’s Magic Wand
21st February 2017
Merlin’s Magic Wand has teamed up with Hamburg Holdings and Hamburg Dungeon to create 3 Class rooms and counselling rooms at the Kultarladen Centre in Hamburg.
Kulturladen is a non profit organisation and youth centre located in Hamburg. The centre provides teaching for children from the ages 8-25. The centre is also used by the charity PINK Gmbh. They provide therapy at the centre for children who have experienced trauma and abuse.
Our objective was to transform 3 very tired and dated classrooms into a fun, educational, safe spaces for the children to work and have therapy. The updated new rooms have been themed on the German attractions such as SEA LIFE and Hamburg Dungeons. The areas are currently in very poor condition so they have been redeveloped and transformed with interactive and sensory elements.
The Merlin’s Magic Wand team set to work to create this much needed new magical, fun and inspiring environment. The key theme for several of the rooms is calm and relaxed promoting a feeling of safety as these are the rooms used for counselling and therapy for the children. The new development gives the children space where they can work, play and relax. Giving them the opportunity to deveolp and work through their trauma in an inspiring, interactive and fun environment whilst bringing the magic of Merlin to the centre.
“We are so happy to see the children’s big smiles when entering the rooms” Christiane Orhan, Kulturladen St Georg e.V.
Natascha Spreen, Product Excellence Manager from Merlin Entertainments: “our visitors enjoy unforgettable moments across our attractions. We make them forget their daily routines and provide unforgettable moments to remember. We are proud bringing those fantastic moments to the children at Kulturladen, and to create an atmosphere of enjoyment.”
The new project is building the relationship between Merlin and the Kultarladen centre. The attractions are already planning outreach activities and are hoping to be involved in their up coming events.
Thank you to everyone who has made this project possible.