The Boldest Basketball Court in Paris

My trip to Paris wouldn’t have been complete without visiting the state-of-the-art basketball court that caught my eye while browsing on Dezeen. It instantly became the priority on my must-see-in-Paris list.

The re-construct of this basketball court seems to be the first of its kind, a product of an urban collaboration between Pigalle and Ill Studio.

Pigalle, a leading Parisian streetwear brand decided to add a splash of radiance to the neighbourhood along Rue Duperré in 9th arrondissement to celebrate its 2015 spring/summer and Pigalle Basketball collection in collaboration with NikeLab.

 

Pigalle Basketball Court

Strikingly bold at first sight, the court is designed in geometrical blocks with a riveting palette of blue, red, white and yellow; as though a modern attempt of Piet Mondrian’s famous grid painting. In fact, it draws inspiration from a similar 1930s artwork by Russian artist, Kasimir Malevich.

Pigalle Basketball Court

Decked with ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber floors (EPDM), the court wasn’t just camera ready but game ready. I spent a good 15 minutes admiring the aesthetics of the court and how it blends with the surrounding.

Pigalle Basketball Court

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Pigalle Basketball Court

Right across the basketball court is Pigalle’s compact store specialising in just the basketball collection. The actual Pigalle store is only 5 minutes walk away.

 

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  1. I thought it said “Oldest” Basketball court in Paris. I was like wow… wait… oh xP You should’ve taken video of you hitting some shots on the basketball court! :D

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