California Skatepark and PlayLab Inc. designed a temporary skate bowl at Paris’ Sacré-Cœur Basilica for footwear brand Vans last weekend, and it looked like giant quarried stones.

Checkered Future was installed on the hillside of the Montmartre site. PlayLab and California Skatepark constructed the skatepark from wood and foam, painted to mimic the appearance of the quarried stone used to build the Basilica. The skate bowl itself was made from concrete.

Vans’ signature checkers appeared through the slabs’ ‘veining’, especially on the DJ platform, which hosted live performances.

According to Dezeen, the temporary installation coincided with Go Skateboarding Day and Fête de la Musique on 21 June.

If you missed it, you might still be able to see a future iteration. Vans told the platform it planned to ‘remove and leverage pieces from the structures for a future installation.’

[Source: Dezeen]

Vans Athlete Mami Tezuka. Photography: Atiba Jefferson/Vans
Photography: Atiba Jefferson/Vans

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