Design Paris Has A New Skatepark at Centre Pompidou

Paris Has A New Skatepark at Centre Pompidou

Giorgia Massari

The Paris Olympics are very close and in recent weeks many artists are accompanying the wait. We have already talked about Laurent Perbos’ Venuses installed on the steps of the Palais Bourbon, today it is the turn of the Centre Pompidou to unveil the new skatepark created by artist Raphael Zarka and architect Jean-Benoît Vétillard. Colourful, super geometric – at times reminiscent of Alessandro Mendini‘s playful style – with Renzo Piano‘s iconic architecture behind it. In short, a true open-air but skatable work of art, which has created a new space within an already busy space. It is called Cycloïd Piazza and marks the fourth skatepark signed by Zarka, this time realised in collaboration with Nike. Everyone can already use it but only until September 15th 2024, when it will be dismantled.

Photo: Fred Mortagne. Courtesy Of The Artist And Centre Pompidou.

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Cycloïde Piazza small-scale model. Photography courtesy Centre Pompidou
Written by Giorgia Massari
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