laisné roussel and midori hasuike renovate football pitch for NIKE in the suburbs of paris
 

laisné roussel and midori hasuike renovate football pitch for NIKE in the suburbs of paris

the collaborative design team of laisné roussel and midori hasuike has renovated an outdoor football field in the northeastern suburbs of paris. supported by NIKE, ‘bondy pitch’ is the centerpiece of a widespread initiative that seeks to engage the local community. conceived as an ‘energy container’, the renovated playing surface is seen as an arena for the neighborhood’s young people to express themselves creatively.

nike bondy football pitch
the renovated football field is located in the northeastern suburbs of paris
image © YARD (also main image)

 

 

led by YARD agency, the arena was designed by architecture office laisné roussel together with set designer midori hasuike. the former asphalt plot has been transformed into a permeable box, enclosed with a translucent fabric screen. starting from the field itself, a consistent visual treatment expands to the surrounding space creating a strong identity. the scheme’s primary color is green, (the color of bondy), while the abstract camouflage pattern reflects the concepts of challenge and confrontation.

nike bondy football pitch
‘bondy pitch’ is the centerpiece of a widespread initiative that seeks to engage the local community
image © midori hasuike

 

 

visible from the street, the camouflage leads to the arena, inviting passersby to join in. ‘the three-dimensional feature makes it recognizable from the street, generating curiosity and providing a landmark in the suburban landscape,’ explains the design team. the project was also the setting for ‘play bondy’, a NIKE event that celebrated hometown hero kylian mbappé — the french footballer who grew up in bondy.

nike bondy football pitch
the project has been conceived as an ‘energy container’
image © giaime meloni

nike bondy football pitch
the renovated playing surface is seen as an arena for young people to express themselves creatively
image © giaime meloni

nike bondy football pitch
the former asphalt plot has been transformed into a permeable box
image © midori hasuike

nike bondy football pitch
the arena is enclosed with a translucent fabric screen
image © giaime meloni

nike bondy football pitch
the abstract camouflage pattern refers to the concepts of challenge and confrontation
image © giaime meloni

nike bondy football pitch
the scheme’s primary color is green — the color of bondy
image © giaime meloni

nike bondy football pitch
the camouflage leads to the arena, inviting passersby to join in
image © midori hasuike

nike bondy football pitch
an aerial view of the site
image © YARD

 

 

project info:

 

name: bondy pitch
location: 3 chemin du petit pont bondy (93)
sponsors: NIKE, yard agency
architect: laisné roussel
set designer: midori hasuike
team: dimitri roussel, vânia leandro, etienne gobin
status: delivered september 2017

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