Trinity Loop - CODAworx

Trinity Loop

Submitted by Anaisa Franco

Client: Scoil Phádraig

Location: Portarlington, Co. Laois. Ireland, Ireland

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Structural Engineer

Manja van de Worp

YIP Structural Engineering London


Rodrigo Waihiwe


Oana Taut




Damien Mc Carthy Landscape

Damien Mc Carthy Landscape

Project Curator

Rina Whyte

Per Cent for Art funded by The Department of Education.


Trinity Loop is a public artwork and a playground that creates an abstract 3-dimensional volume of the trinity knot, where the kids can climb, run, and walk around its shape.

Comply BS EN 1176 British and European Standard for playground equipment and surfacing. Inspected and approved by ROSPA.


The goal was to create a structural system that was capable to develop a 3D shape using several casting steel nodes and steel tubes forming a parametric hexagonal mesh strong enough to be climbable.


I worked in close collaboration with the Structural Engineer Manja van de Worp and the architects of the project.

Fabrication was done in Barcelona in several different companies including the steel casted nodes, laser cuts and holes of steel tubes and assembly of the artwork was done in Ireland by another local groundwork company. Follow the list of the team in details:

Trinity Loop Team

Artist: Anaisa Franco
Architect: Rodrigo Waihiwe, Oana Taut and In-Generic
Assistant: Ying Ye
Structural Engineer: Manja van de Worp
Structural tests: Raimund krenmueller
Digital fabrication support: Rubén Saguar
Assembly: Damien Mc Carthy Landscape
Project Curator: Rina Whyte
Client: Scoil Phádraig
Location: Canal Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois. Ireland
Public Art Commission: Per Cent for Art funded by The Department of Education.