Wonder Garden Wins MENALAC 2024 Design Award

20 March 2024
Wonder Garden Wins MENALAC 2024 Design Award

We at Scruffy Dog Creative Group are delighted to share that Wonder Garden, a standout feature of 2023’s Riyadh Season, has been awarded “Best Design for a Leisure & Entertainment Facility 2024” at the MENALAC Awards. We worked closely with Sela on this amazing project, contributing our services and creativity. We’re thrilled it has received the recognition it deserves. This award, won for this immersive experience, recognises the thoughtful and engaging design that defined this spectacular, entirely one-of-a-kind themed amusement park.

Wonder Garden was a key attraction during last year’s Riyadh Season, a winter festival that ran from October 2023 to March 2024. It was a real statement of what’s possible in contemporary, themed entertainment design, creating a vibrant and engaging space for visitors. The park was organised into themed zones, each with its own distinctive character, ambience, and attractions, offering visitors a feast for the eyes (and stomach!) with surprises around every corner. From thrilling rides to interactive games and multimedia experiences, the park was designed to cater to a wide range of interests and ages without watering down the creative intent.

The client had a clear vision from the start and set out to create a flora-inspired wonderland that celebrated nature in all its glory. The project’s success lay in its ability to offer a truly immersive experience, blending entertainment with a visually captivating environment inspired by the beauty of the natural world.

Our role was focused on developing the client vision and developing the creative, producing the concept masterplan and the technical development. We undertook this role in close partnership with the Sela team and contributed to bringing this vision to life. The collaborative effort underscored our shared commitment to excellence and innovation in leisure and entertainment spaces.

We are delighted to congratulate Sela on this well-deserved recognition; it reflects the hard work, creativity, and dedication of everyone involved. They were a pleasure to work with, and great collaborators throughout the creative process. We are honoured to have been involved and excited to continue that fruitful partnership on future projects. Here’s to more award-winning experience design projects!

As we look to the future, we are inspired by the success of the Wonder Garden project to continue exploring new ideas and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in design and entertainment. We take great joy in contributing to projects that not only entertain but also inspire and engage audiences worldwide.

We’d like to take a moment to thank our team, our partners, and client for their trust and collaboration in this project. Together, we have created something truly remarkable, and this accolade is a testament to that achievement. As always, we look forward to being a part of more innovative projects and continued success in creating spaces that bring joy and wonder to all who visit.