As a part of the Nike Flyknit Collective in London, NSW updated East London's Aske Gardens.
The Nike Flyknit Collective workshops seek to explore the specific sport needs of local communities with a view to execute a focused and meaningful project that will result in long-term sport location redevelopment. The discussions held during the East London workshops honoured the impact that sport has upon inner-city neighbourhoods and also celebrated the unique spirit of creativity and originality that defines this area of London.
Aske Gardens has undergone a transformation under the supervision of local architecture firm We Made That in recent months. Taking inspiration from the ‘Sustainability’ Flyknit Collective workshop that they led back in May, We Made That’s Oliver Goodhall and Holly Lewis have rejuvenated the space to include a brand-new basketball court, a resurfaced tennis court and flooring, and inviting lush green lawns.
The new space was unveiled at the launch of the Nike Flyknit Festival, a week-long festival with special events from the leaders of 1948’s Sports Clubs: Run Dem Crew Spartan Bars, Mother’s Meetings, St. Leonard’s F.C., YogaFlex and 48 Ballers. Aske Gardens will provide an accessible sporting environment for the local community in 2012 and beyond, leaving a legacy that was built upon the core foundations of community and Nike Flyknit technology.