Katrien Vanderlinden's Aalst Court is Based on Toy Blocks

 - Oct 3, 2017
References: dezeen
There isn't a single Belgian-born basketball player in the NBA, but rather than letting that stand as a disadvantage, Belgian designer Katrien Vanderlinden saw it as an opportunity to create a unique and unexpected court design. In the Belgian city of Aalst, the artist designed a basketball court based on the kids game 'Logical Blocks', infusing that games geometric shapes with bright colors and textures.

Though Katrien Vanderlinden's design is far from the traditional court design in professional arenas or even high school gyms, it still maintains the basic integrity of basketball's markings. The court uses European lines, naturally, including a standard length three-point line and the tapered key that makes Euro league courts distinct from their North American counterparts. However, all the remaining lines are Katrien Vanderlinden's own design.