A 1000 square meter pool converted into a skate park in Lugano city in southern Switzerland has been painted with electrifying colours and complex patters by artists Artem Stefanov and Sergey Ovseikin of Moscow based art group Zuk Club. While the initial impression is somewhat of a graffiti illustration, the skating surface features a variety of creative designs – one end of the former pool is painted with stripes of rainbow colours and a red & white checked pattern, while the other end is highlighted with interesting geometric and gradient patterns painted in bright colours.
Another interesting idea by the artists was to create a worry free skating experience without having to keep a track of time on the skaters’ watches or cell phones. The artists painted colorful hues according to the position of the earth that act as a sundial. Each colour corresponds to a specific time of the day. As the day progresses, the shadows fall in a different colored patch of the park indicating the time of the day. The site attracted so much attention that it was renamed from Skatepark of Lugano to the Sundial Skate Park.
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