Belgium Receives Multi-Colored Hype Court From Katrien Vanderlinden
Reviving cities with creative workings, artist Katrien Vanderlinden recently took on a new canvas to bless with her artistic touch. Rather than designing a mural piece for a nearby wall, Vanderlinden chose a white-outlined floor as the surface for her latest project. Commissioned by Aalst’s City Council, the muralist and 10 volunteers joined forces to completely revamp an otherwise dull basketball court situated between a grammar school and refugee relief center in town. Inspired by a box of toy blocks and ’80s memphis style, the newly made-up basketball grounds offers a bright and fresh space for children to play and folks to gather ’round.
The freshly revitalized location retains the official basketball court markers while adding a colorful and geometric flare to the design. Painted in pink, blue, yellow and white hues, the once grey, concrete sports venue transforms into a vivid center for fun and play. After 2 weeks of dedicated work and 137 liters of paint, the court has finally been unveiled. Watch how this vibrant playground, lively hang out spot and dope hoop grounds came to be in the jump above and catch a still glimpse of Belgium’s new hype court below. Afterwards, head here to see more radiant basketball courts from around the world.