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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