luxembourg city skatepark is built in shades of the adjacent vauban fortress

luxembourg city skatepark is built in shades of the adjacent vauban fortress

french company constructo designs the luxembourg city skatepark as a reinterpretation of the geometric forms of the nearby vauban fortress, an UNESCO world heritage site. built in the peitruss valley park, which acts as a natural borderline between the old town and the new town, the skatepark has a total surface of 2750 m² that includes a small bowl, one big bowl with a cradle, a deep-end of 3m20 high with pool coping, a street dome and a street plaza.

aerial view of the street zone



constructo involved the skateboard community in the early design phase to create a park according to their needs, which adapts to all urban sports including skateboarding, rollerblading and BMX, and to all levels of practice, from the beginner to the professional. the skatepark integrates stone walls and cladding on the benches, as well as different colors for the concrete slabs, such as cream and brown, that allow it to blend withing the surrounding vauban wall. for the street plaza, the design includes a patchwork based on three shades of grey that also links to the different shades of the wall. the project includes all public facilities, benches, water fountains, public toilets, bicycle parking, and 12 light masts insuring a secured night use.

view from the bridge

view from the bridge

aerial view of the bowls

bowl zone

back of the cradle

profile of the cradle

Inside the cradle

the street zone from the entrance, with the concrete pattern

bird’s eye view of the skatepark

plan of the skatepark

sections and cuts



project info:


design: constructo skatepark architecture

construction: soludec  and albizzati



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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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