zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
aug 08, 2014

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial


zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
all images courtesy of zuk club

 

 

 

a 1000 square meter pool renovated as a skate park in lugano, switzerland has been painted with vibrant colors and complex patterns by moscow-based art group zuk club. a spectrum of hues is tagged onto the interior of the bowl, canvassing the skate surface in geometric and gradient designs. drawn onto one end of the pool, a rainbow of colors is layered onto the concrete — the specific arrangement and its relationship to the environment around it incorporates a functioning sundial into the configuration.

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
colorful hues painted according to the position of the earth act as a sundial

 

 

 

black and white lines curve around the undulating waves that swoop around the space, while a sunflower-like design fits into one of the pool’s deep gaps. skaters can enjoy the full spectrum of red-colored tones as they glide around one of the bends, as a gradient fades from crimson to pink.

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
the time of day is indicated by the patch of color

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
the entire skatepark is painted vibrant colors and is complete with geometric patterns

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
a view of the skatepark reveals the multi-layered compositions inherent in the design

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
skaters glide down a hand-painted mural

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
black and white geometries intersect with colorful gradients

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
from above

zuk club paints lugano skatepark as a working sundial
digital drawing on the design

 

  • Fantastic. As a skater, it is nice to see someone turn a park into artwork. My only fear is that the optics would mess up your timing.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • Amazing!

    Alejandro Ribadeneira says:
  • Great idea and graphics – will be interesting to see after one or two seasons though..!

    Raoul says:

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