Lawn-field soccer is a fast game played on flat, rectilinear surfaces, with wide, straight shots made to opposing goals. Water on the lawn can create unintentional comic shots. Introducing unusual asymmetry and water to the common game, The Aqua Soccer project creates a conflict that encourages out-of-the-box thinking and raises questions to be answered by the kids — the rules are now broken, so it is up to them how they approach the game. Fast movements become a struggle, straight shots become difficult. Goals do not stand straight against each other – but are rather scored diagonally.
The narrow area of the playing field becomes the centre of the match and must be overcome to continue the fight for the ball and eventually score. The playing field is made of a simple concrete basin. The floor is covered with an elastic coating, which is roughened for friction. Flights of stairs serve as both viewpoints of the site, through its slight rising steps, and as a wide sitting area. To the south and west a fence to catch balls bounds the area, preventing them from leaving the playing arena.