A Flat and a Box has two main components: a flat area and a rectangular box. Skaters use the sculpture for many different tricks and approaches – the design accommodates beginner to expert skaters.
Artists Alisdair MacRae and Negar Seyfollahy worked directly with skaters, the Ottawa Skateboard Community Association and New Line Skateparks Inc. to design the sculpture. Dimensions and materials were influenced by these key groups. A Flat and a Box and the skate plaza opened to the public in July 2014.