house of vans skatepark opens beneath london's waterloo station house of vans skatepark opens beneath london's waterloo station
aug 25, 2014

house of vans skatepark opens beneath london's waterloo station

house of vans skatepark opens beneath london’s waterloo station
all images courtesy of house of vans london

 

 

 

spread across five tunnels winding their way beneath the city’s waterloo station, ‘house of vans london‘ has opened with a celebration of art, music and skateboarding. the free creative space offers visitors a chance to experience the british capital’s only indoor skatepark, comprised of a pool-style concrete bowl, street section and mini-ramp. helping integrate the project within the community, the initiative is affiliated with three local charities.

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the entrance to london’s only indoor skatepark

 

 

 

following in the footsteps of house of vans brooklyn, the 3,000 square meter complex also serves as a 850-person capacity music venue and public gallery, containing artist labs, a café, a cinema and a selection of bars. nurturing and promoting a variety of creative talent, four arts studios are available free of charge, with artists given the opportunity to exhibit within the space at the end of their tenancy.

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the parks is comprised of a pool-style concrete bowl, street section and mini-ramp

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the centerpiece of the underground skatepark

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a street section extends throughout the design

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mini-ramps are contained within another of the site’s tunnels

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a rider takes to the pool-style arena

house of vans london indoor skatepark designboom
nurturing and promoting a variety of creative talent, four arts studios are available free of charge

house of vans london indoor skatepark designboom
artists are given the opportunity to exhibit within the space at the end of their tenancy

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the on-site cinema with comfortable seating

 

  • Wonderful reuse of space. It would have been great to have been told a bit about the history of the space.

    Ron Smith says:
  • This is amazing!

    Enorme Nuez says:
  • Awesome! B-)

    Holba says:
  • Great use of the space.

    Chris West says:
  • this really is a fantastic use of space that would otherwise jut have been sitting there unused for years.

    Jo Raven says:
  • so buying all those vans really did pay somehow off..

    maxdclxvi says:
  • Before Vans, the space was an art, music, and film space owned by The Old Vic Theatre. Before that, they were seldom-used tunnels connecting to the nearby Waterloo East station.

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