otro luminescent skatepark @ vassivière island


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

via hi consumption

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