With a vision to build a future where athletes and the planet thrive, Nike has joined forces with designer and community curator Kay Chan and re-design a local primary school playground using Nike Grind – a circular composite made from athletic footwear and waste.
The initiative is part of the athletic brand’s Move to Zero campaign, which seeks to shift the company’s operations to circular models, from moving to 100 per cent renewable energy to eliminating single-use plastics and diverting waste into new products.
Putting sustainability at the core, the new revamped Man Kyu Grind Playground is an inclusive, multi-sport play space engineered based on user insight.
Chan shared her considerations in rebuilding the playground in light of the perpetual condensed space issue in Hong Kong. The vibrant multi-purpose courtyard can hold at least eight sports and playground activities.
She hopes the new playground brings the joy of sports to the users and that kids feel heard through her designs.
“It is wonderful that the school is listening to their students,” concluded Chan.
“I hope kids realise their opinions are just as important and are respected. When they graduate, I hope they will always remember this playground, and in a way, they are always a part of the school and this family.”
Nike plans to build at least 100 Nike Grind courts in Greater China by 2030.