Skaters rejoice! Now you actually can skate all night without any lights! With the help of Korean artist Koo Jeong-A the intricate sculpture OTRO was formed for skaters and BMX riders alike to ride around once night falls. The entire thing has been treated with a luminescent coat of paint that actually charges throughout the day and then glows in the dark.
The concept of OTRO, its ovoid shape, the use of green phosphorescent concrete, 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 tunnels.
Located in the Limousin region of France, we are sure that skaters will come from all over the world to skate the OTRO at night. There has never been a structure quite like this, however we imagine that there will be a lot more luminescent paint being used on parks that get built in the future!
Check in out in our gallery.