(Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain)
Nepal Skatepark in Alcobendas is one of the most historic skateparks in Spain. Its construction dates back more than 20 years and his huge legend has grown trowh the years. It is known among locals as “Nepal” because his extreme cold in winter and views of the mountains of Madrid.
One of the things that have made this skatepark special is its unique design. Two deep bowls connected by two channels to a less deep bowl and a third smaller bowl known as “la judia”. His radical curves and powerful cooping have provide his own identity. Preserving the identity of the skatepark was fundamental in its new design. Recreate curves and replace the original cooping was one of the starting points of the project to maintain that identity
In the second phase of this emblematic skatepark, the two deepest bowls and their perimeter have been reformed, leaving the smaller bowl, called “jewish”, for a later phase.
The two deepest bowls have been renovated creating a new concrete skin and placing a new cooping attached to the old one. The original curves, radius and shapes have been preserved to maintain the essence of the original design.
In the perimeter of the three main bowls a new pavement has been made and a series of obstacles have been added to create a street course. A series of obstacles such as a manaul pad, barrier or flatbar have been designed to create a street course around the bowls.