We've teamed up with Danish architects BIG to give away five DVDs of My Playground, a film documenting the navigation of urban spaces and some of BIG's iconic buildings by teams of free runners from around the world.
The film, directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, explores how the sport, called parkour, can alter how we approach our urban environments.
It follows Team JiYo as they attempt to realise their ambition of making the world's largest dedicated parkour park. Watch the trailer for the documentary here.
This competition is now closed.
Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are more details from BIG:
MY PLAYGROUND out on DVD
The new film by Kaspar Astrup Schröder documenting urban free-running, tricking and parkour with BIG's architecture as the backdrop, is available for purchase.
Climbing and jumping on avant-garde architecture - what could be more fun? MY PLAYGROUND explores the way parkour and free-running are changing the perception of urban space. The film follows Team JiYo as they explore the city and encounter the obstacles it presents. Fascinated by the way Team JiYo convey architecture, Bjarke Ingels takes the team to some of BIG's buildings to explore and unfold their skills which are as groundbreaking as the architecture itself.
"Life is always evolving and it is our job as architects to make sure that our opportunities for expression aren't limited, but that our cities match the life we want to live." Bjarke Ingels - Founder & Creative Director, BIG
The film travels world from Denmark to Japan, the USA, UK, and China to explore where urban mobility is heading. Team JiYo has a dream of making the biggest dedicated parkour park in the world, but aren't parkour and freerunning supposed to be in the city and not in a fixed environment? Kaspar Astrup Schröder sets out to examine the methods that traceurs use to interact with architecture - honing in on parkour and urban movement in modern city spaces through Team JiYo and urban planners, local politicians, architects and philosophers.
"When I met Team JiYo, I was fascinated by their way of viewing and exploiting architecture. Their movements are creative, playful and hypnotizing, but also challenging the people that determine how the future city is built." Kaspar Astrup Schröder - Director, MY PLAYGROUND.
You can purchase the MY PLAYGROUND DVD here.
Congratulations to our winners! Philipp Kasper in Germany, Ryoyu Kido in Hong Kong, Pierluigi Maria Bovi in Italy, Maria Kazanova in Russia and Johanna Allan in the USA.
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