StreetDome is a vast and unique urban playground for unorganized sports and street culture on Haderslev’s harbor front in southern Denmark. StreetDome’s overall ambition is to set new standards for urban arenas for unorganized sports. StreetDome is an open playground and social meeting place for different ages, skill levels, and cultures — an undulating urban landscape for activity and recreation including a 15,000-square-foot skate park, facilities street basket, Parkour, boulder climbing, canoe polo, etc.
The close collaboration between the architects from CEBRA and skate park designers Glifberg+Lykke resulted in a fusion of architecture, design, and function, which forms StreetDome’s underlying DNA and links the entire park together to form an interacting whole. The final outcome is a new cultural magnet with strong local roots and an international scope.
Every element and obstacle of the skate park is designed for adaptive use so that new flows, rhythms, and combinations can be explored and discovered over and over again. The park develops over time along with the users’ skills and imagination and continues to challenge the athletes on sporting as well as creative levels and without an expiration date.
The StreetDome itself is designed as a functional and integral part of the park to skate on with banks, stairs, and slopes along the rim, growing out of the concrete landscape like a mushroom. The roof spans around 40 meters and allows for a large open space free of load-bearing structures, which can be fitted out for any kind of events and activities. Inside, a series of pools are scooped out of the floor next to a street basket court and a central boulder structure containing a performance platform, seating, and bathrooms. Wide gates open to the outside, connecting the surrounding skate park with the inside floor, creating a seamless flow through the entire park. StreetDome forms one continuous and varied spatial course, which gives Scandinavia a modern street sport arena with unique features and possibilities.