Project: Sergi Carulla, Oscar Blasco, Sergi Arenas Team: G. Yubero, J.Ribó Area: 2.239 m2 Client: Barcelona's City Council
The new Urban Sports Park in Nou Barris is located above a covered section of the Ronda de Dalt, one of the biggest traffic infrastructures in Barcelona. It is a renovated old skate run of which only a part was in use. There has been a long process of public participation, in which the co-operation of local users has been crucial in order to create a skate run that adapts to their needs. The skate park has three consecutive bowls, the mythical hellcurvin (the bowl that became famous world-wide through the great skater Tony Hawk’s computer game), a street area with multiple skating elements and a snake run. All the elements are linked with each other and with their surroundings, establishing a relationship of continuity with the public space in which they are placed, enabling the interaction between users and bystanders. In this project, due to the location’s large restraints, we have not worked with the vegetation but with the concrete’s colour, searching for a chromatic continuity with the soil of Collcerola Park which, almost touches the skate park at this point. We have tried to make the area look more gracious, reducing the impact of the existing terrace and playing with the artificial topography, in order to create an area with amazing shapes.
Since their opening day, the Landskate Parks of Barcelona, have become a meeting point, as well as a point of reference for all generations and user disciplines. They have respected and revitalised the areas in which they have been built and have quickly generated several new and rewarding social and urban dynamics.