glow in the dark skatepark
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aug 02, 2012

glow in the dark skatepark

‘otro’ skatepark by koo jeong A image © l’escaut architectures



koo jeong A has collaborated with belgian firm l’escaut architectures to design a concrete sculpture which features a composition of different bowls connected by one tunnel and a cradle. located on vassivière island in france, ‘otro’ stands as a fully functioning skatepark, but this one’s a little bit different – it’s glow-in-the-dark eliminating the complications of an evening skate session. drawn to the surrounding mysterious wooded french landscape, the korean artist wanted to create a dreamscape amidst the natural surroundings. the artwork is something that is meant to live and be used, providing a sensorial experience to skaters and spectators alike.



‘otro’ by night image © l’escaut architectures




mock-up of the luminescent coating applied to the concrete sculpture image © l’escaut architectures




digging out the large craters image © l’escaut architectures




constructing the ovoid-shaped sculpture image © l’escaut architectures




preparing to pour the concrete image © l’escaut architectures




construction in progress image © l’escaut architectures




nearing completion image © l’escaut architectures




conceptual rendering of ‘otro’ image © l’escaut architectures




model of ‘otro’ which is composed of different sized bowls connected by three tunnels image © l’escaut architectures


project info:

project name: otro place: isle of vassivière program: skateable structure client: conseil régional du limousin funding: centre international d’art et du paysage de ile de vassivière (feasibility studies), minisère de la culture et de la comunication, conseil régional du limousin

project author: koo jeong A, artist feasibility, overall coordination and technical design: l’escaut architectures structure engineering consultants: ney & partners skateboarding consultants: brusk (BE), barricade (F)

contractors: earth-moving work: eurovia aubusson structural work: loic flacassier sarl + concrete flow skateparks coating: eiffage + cadillon electricity: ineo atlantique

surface area: 212 sqm duration: april 2008-july 2012

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