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 yards in Pietrasanta, collecting donatable scraps of marble that could become skateable obstacles. All the money would then only be spent for poured concrete floor and necessary foundations under the marble pieces.

©PHOTO: SIMONE VERONA

The result is a creative (and cost-effective!) public space that feels very much like a wealthy D.I.Y. spot. Some of the quarterpipes are only two feet tall, but conjoin in a fun way reminiscent of your favorite concrete spot under a bridge. The ledges all go without saying: perfect. And the randomer parts of the design flow like rock versions of junk ramps. The only issue is that rolling up to bright white marble in the beaming sun takes a while for your eyes to adjust to.  quartersnacks

© MARCO MORIGI

© MARCO MORIGI

©PHOTO: SIMONE VERONA

©PHOTO: SIMONE VERONA

©PHOTO: SIMONE VERONA

©PHOTO: FEDERICO ROMANELLO

©PHOTO: FEDERICO ROMANELLO

©PHOTO: FEDERICO ROMANELLO

©PHOTO: FEDERICO ROMANELLO


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