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15 amazing outdoor design installations scattered around the world

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Pigalle Duperré, by Ill-Studio, Pigalle and Nike

Once again, the 9th Arrondissement basketball arena in Paris has been modified — this time in hues of blue, pink, purple and orange. With support from Nike, art direction and graphic design firm Ill-Studio has co-operated with the eponymous fashion brand Pigalle to fully redesign the area.

Here After, by Craig & Karl

The duo sees this design as ‘the petrol station’s second life, or wonder years’. The ‘Here After’ slogan marked against the foyer wall is a indicating to heaven or paradise. ‘Now that the petrol station has fulfilled its duty, so to speak, it’s free to enjoy itself.

The Theater of Disappearance, by Adrián Villar Rojas

Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas’ sprawling installation – strung across The Met’s Cantor Roof Garden – highlights 16 sculptures, blending human bodies with gadgets from the museum in a really surreal, monochromatic scene.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’, by Ai Weiwei

Art activist Ai Weiwei has recovered to themes investing the global emigration crisis for his freshest public outdoor installation in New York. Diffused over five areas, the sprawling exhibit emphasizes new large and small-scale works, the highlights of which are two ‘fence’ structures, Gilded Cage and Arch, built in collaboration with UAP.

Sculpture in the City, City of London