Otro / L’Escaut Architectures

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Architects: L’Escaut Architectures
Location: ,
Project Author: Koo Jeong A
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 212 sqm
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OTRO is a daring skateable artwork, composed of different bowls, a cradle and a tunnel. Koo Jeong A invites novices and experts to share the physical and sensorial experience of her work by “skating the landscape”.

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At the time of her arrival in 2007 for her exhibition called Oussseux, Koo Jeong A had been impressed by the mysterious winter landscapes of the island and the atmosphere that arose from it : Vassivière became Oussseux, an unreal, phantasmagoric and powerful dreamscape belonging to the imaginary world of the artist.

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With OTRO, Koo Jeong A tries out the fragile visibility of the artwork, its discrete appearance that tests our perception, obliging you to discover with patience the artwork’s essence.

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The concept of OTRO, its ovoid shape, the use of green phosphorescent paint, its progressive discovery, and its integration in the island meadow make this artwork become an infinite land of investigation, that reflects all details like the light, its link with the site, the atmospheres, the dream and the fantastical. OTRO is an artwork made of bumps – the cradle – and hollows – bowls and a tunnel. This work of Koo Jeong A refers to both definitions of sculpture and representation: hollows and bumps, shadows and lights, soft or accentuated reliefs.

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It is an art work to live, to experiment, not only from a sporting point of view but also from a sensorial, sensitive and artistic point of view. It establishes the link between the urban, practicable, sporting and playful aspect of the artwork as a skate park and the artwork from an artistic point of view as part of Koo Jeong A’s world.


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Cite: "Otro / L’Escaut Architectures" 01 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=267030>
  • http://RobinEadie.com Robin

    Fantastic piece of work, does anyone know what material has been used to create the surface of the bowl?

  • stehr

    Maybe looks good, but it is totaly unusable.
    Unconfortable and even dangerous.
    It is important to talk to someone that has some experience in building skateparks.

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  • Faizan

    great work indeed… kindly if any1 can share any case study of “extreme sports arena’s” or x-games arena..?? i will be very grateful..