• DIY spot/skatepark review
  • Sulvilahti DIY

    Constructing of the Suvilahti DIY skatepark started in spring 2011 when the Finnish Skateboard Association rented 900m2 of empty property from the city of Helsinki. A group of local skaters got together and started raising money from the private sector to build a kind of concrete skatepark that didn’t yet exist in Finland. By the […]

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  • Rabalderparken

    SNE Architects: Rabalderparken is a large-scale park with drainage canals and water reservoirs collecting rainwater from adjacent areas of the city. The concrete water canal stretches through a series of hills towards a man-made lake created to collect the rainwater. In a flooding situation, the canals will lead the collected rainwater to 3 open basins. […]

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  • Pietrasanta skate plaza

    Town of Pietrasanta is known of the marble mined in the Apennine Mountains along the Tuscan coast. They had a 50,000 € budget to build a skatepark, except instead of constructing regular (possibly a modular skatepark) skatepark, they came up with a creative solution. Through cooperation with the municipality and local marble yards locals searched marble […]

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  • Leon Cladel street park

    The rue Léon Cladel (Leon Cladel street) in Paris was a typical side street, surrounded by banks and offices. To mark the pedestrian character of this lane and to animate it during the closing hours of the offices, the municipality wanted to include urban furniture adapted to skateboarding. This shared public space, which has taken the form […]

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  • Pier 7

    Pier 7 became a San Francisco hotspot in the mid-1990s once EMB turned into a bust. With ledges running off stairs that were also wide enough for manuals and a row of Bay Blocks, Pier 7 was a perfect spot for technical lines. Many skaters joked that Pier 7 (rebuilt after extensive damage in the ’89 […]