atelier peekaboo cement sculptural skatepark in switzerland atelier peekaboo cement sculptural skatepark in switzerland
nov 11, 2013

atelier peekaboo cement sculptural skatepark in switzerland

atelier peekaboo craft sculptural landscape into skatepark
all images courtesy of atelier peekaboo




wanting to create a skatepark that looked more like an abstract piece of art, swiss studio atelier peekaboo have finished the new neuchâtel skatepark ‘ausln’ in switzerland. working closely with its users, the designers developed the concept to incorporate elements that went beyond the functional requirements. the smooth lines and clean finishes of the stairs, rails and ramps help to give the landscaping its sculptural quality.






fun box



curb – rail  



stairs – curve  









3D concept model



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  • looks nice but: where are the skaters? Hm?

    michael burkhardt says:
  • Why the barbed wire fence? Why any fence at all if it’s a city skatepark? I feel like we live in a constant prison, there are fences, doors and gates everywhere you look. Reality is these obstacles make our environment unwelcoming, and don’t serve their purpose 99% of the time. If someone wants to get past your obstacle they will find a way…

    Benoit says:
  • No offence to the firm, but it’s a pretty standard skatepark design… If you want to do something sculptural then do it in the streets, and skaters will skate it. Create a house with some of those elements, it’d be rad, but leave the skateparks to the skatepark designers who have perfected how they flow and how the lines work with each other – thus creating a beautiful piece of sculptural work as the inevitable result.

    sam says:
  • I really don’t understand why this is on designboom. This is just another basic rectangular grey concrete skatepark surrounded with fences. hey guys, we’re not in the 90’s anymore… well at least it seems skatable and well finished, but have a look around, California skateparks and Team pain in the USA, Convic in Australia, Constructo in France, Newline in Canada… I complain, but it’s cool that we speak about skateboard on an architecture website like designboom.

    jack says:
  • Very nice, looks like a lot of fun, but as far as skatepark design this is fairly standard…

    MR says:
  • The park looks like fun. I personally like the images without skaters, though i do see some ghost figures in at least one. Im glad the surfaces were not digitally cleaned up though, as the markings make the surfaces more interesting. A fence, as far as a skatepark goes, makes it possible to limit how many people can skate at any one time, preventing overcrowding. Overcrowded skateparks are no fun.

    andrew says:

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