glow in the dark skatepark
 
glow in the dark skatepark
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.

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark ‘otro’ by night image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark digging out the large craters image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark constructing the ovoid-shaped sculpture image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark preparing to pour the concrete image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark construction in progress image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark nearing completion image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark conceptual rendering of ‘otro’ image © l’escaut architectures

 

 

 

glow in the dark skatepark 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

via hi consumption

  • if it was bigger i think it will be special

    z-a-moradi
  • Beautiful !!!

    Disney Davis
  • Stunning landscape design! Hope you get an award and lots more commissions to create skate parks like this worldwide. Beautiful, functional and a piece of art/sculpture in its own right. Congratulations!
    Josh
    Josh Ward Garden Design
    http://www.joshwardgardendesign.com

    Josh Ward Garden Design
  • see the website of L’Escaut architects : http://www.escaut.org/
    and the engineering office Ney&Partners : http://www.ney.be
    both offices are from Brussels, Belgium.

    Matthieu
  • duuuude

    sweeeet
  • where are the skaters???

    mash
  • … at Kröller-Müller Sculpture Park, Netherlands

    dirk
  • It is like Jean Dubuffet:
    “Jardin d’email” from 1974

    dirk
  • waycool

    dbkii

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