The Big Slide was a temporary structure built as the centrepiece for the Stratford Rising Festival 2013. Responding to the festival’s theme of ‘Play’, Assemble designed and built a giant slide wide enough for lots of people to slide simultaneously and steps that doubled as seating for performances.
The construction employed a combination of studding timber, roof trusses, plywood and angle brackets with the slide surface itself made from a playful marble-effect laminate. The Big Slide accommodated over 15,000 slides during the course of the festival.