TEAM: Andrei Nicolescu – Romanian – University of Architecture and Urbanism – Ion Mincu
The People’s Court
A community is a team, and a team forms a community, this is the story of The Rucker tournament and park, have been building a community that breathes and breeds basketball in New York City’s heart. The community of basketball in Harlem comes to those in need of aid, giving them a purpose.
In the future the scope of sports activities shall be one of greater societal value- representing a community means improving this community.The advances in technology and its implementation in sports, the shifting of an athlete’s life into celebrity status and one of sacrifice for pursuing greatness, changes common places like the Rucker into life-learning spots. Sports have always been about life-learning and community building, and as such the Center New Rucker comes to the aid of the community enabling those who want to do the essential when it comes down to sports: PLAY THE GAME.