Summerfield Park basketball court updated with colourful mural and geometric patterns - architecture and design

Summerfield Park basketball court updated with colourful mural and geometric patterns



Professional basketball player Kofi Josephs and Birmingham graffiti artist Zuke have given a basketball court in Summerfield Park, Birmingham, a colourful refresh.

To mark the ticket ballot opening for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on 14 July, athlete Josephs collaborated with local artist Zuke on the refurbishment of a local basketball court.
Top: the court was unveiled on the day of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games ballot opening. Above: bright colours attract young local players
Alongside promoting the Games, the designers wanted the court to encourage more local people to play basketball and engage with the installation.
Vibrant colours such as bright yellow and sky blue were used to create an enticing and playful court. The same colour palette was used for the wider Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games logo and branding. The design features a mural and colours used in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games branding
"If kids see some shit that?s as colourful as this basketball court, it's going to attract them," Josephs told Dezeen.
"They?re going to want to have a look and once you?re on there it?s easier to play. It?s going to draw in kids and stop kids from being on the street."
The court also features a mural with geometric shapes and swirling lines designed by Zuke.
The designers wanted the court to reflect Birmingham's diversity
The court's Birmingham location was used to inform the design, which "represents the city in a lot...
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