(Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)
This project reforms a central public space in the city next to Las Palmas promenade through an inclusive and open urbanism with a sporty character. The visual space of the environment is opened by eliminating the fences and existing high-rise elements, and the new elements are designed to be integrated in the public environment. The richness of the paving in Las Palmas works as an inspiration for the configuration of this new space.
New skatepark is 1813 m2 , expanding to the north and south from the old 1150 m2 skatepark. The skateparks has bowl and skateplaza area. A semi-buried bowl and a skateplaza located at the current level of the skatepark. It is extended both to the south and north, taking advantage of the existing slopes. The square is paved with granite and concrete tiles.
The needs program was established by local skate association and has been agreed with the IMD (Municipal Sports Institute of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias). They claimed for the need of a “ramp area” and reserve the rest of the action for a facility called “skateplaza”. They all agreed on demolishing the old skatepark.