H.A.N.D.S Basketball Court Renovation Works
People's Place, Red Bull and SWL Collaborate to Revitalize H.A.N.D.S Basketball Court through Integration of Art, Sports and Street Culture The Refreshingly Designed Basketball Court atop Public Estate Sets to be the New Go-to Spot
People’s Place, Red Bull and art firm SWL joined hands to collaborate for the first time on the revitalization of H.A.N.D.S basketball court managed by People’s Place in Tuen Mun. With an aim to inject positive energy into the community and advocate a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise through incorporation of vibrant public art into public estate community, the project was completed and reopened to the public in November 2019.
Revitalizing Sport Facilities Giving Life to Community Hub
People’s Place has always been dedicated to improving its portfolio of shopping centres and sports facilities by creatively utilising its space, in the hope of building community hubs and fostering community bonding. Earlier this year, the firm has carried out a creative makeover project in Kai Yip Recreation Centre (Kai Yip) – not only was the project internationally recognized, but it has also inspired the firm to invest more resources and inject extra creativity into upgrading other local sports facilities. Following the success of Kai Yip, People’s Place collaborated with Red Bull and SWL this time to bring synergy into redesigning a new community spot at H.A.N.D.S basketball court in Tuen Mun, offering a novel experience for residents, tenants and other stakeholders in the community and setting an example for more crossover projects with different collaborators in the future.
Breeding Ground for Future Sports Stars with Integration of Art, Sports and Street Culture
Red Bull is committed to upholding its “Give You Wings” motto — this unique project brings local artists together and showcases street art culture to the public by upgrading sports facilities, creating an iconic venue that everyone can interact with. The collaboration is part of the Project Movement programme and the third project among Red Bull, SWL and the local artist, XEME. It shows Red Bull’s brand passion in supporting local artists and curating the breeding ground for future basketball stars.
Eye-catching Public Art Scenes Showcased in Stylish Street Court
The aim of SWL founding the Project Movement is to offer a platform for artists to create large-scale, influential art works to leave a positive impact upon the Hong Kong communities. SWL is passionate about bringing art to sports and recreational spaces in neighbourhoods and communities that may not have access to public art. After months of design and renovation works, the basketball court at H.A.N.D.S has been transformed into a vibrant sportsground. It does not only help forging a pleasant ambiance across the community but also brings art, sports and communities together. Through this cooperation, SWL hopes to make public art an everyday occurrence that anyone can come and see, interact with and enjoy.