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högdalen skatepark

Project: Sweden’s largest skate park
Client: The City of Stockholm, sports division

Year: 2012

A project developed and designed along with Stockholm Sub Surfers and
Aperto Arkitekter for the City of Stockholm.

Pillar Design Studios, LLC are the Skatepark Designer and specialist for this Project. http://www.pillardesignstudios.com/

The Park is a large Skate park area containing a number of smaller parks, each of which shall focus on different types of skateboarding. An important part of the effort in developing of the skate parks has been the planning for future development of the park. All the individual parts which are carried out in the park should be fully operational from day one, while still contributing as per 100% when the park evolves and grows. Fully developed, the skate area would become Europe’s largest skate park.

VIDAs assignments have been to evaluate the area, to through investigate and design the overall plan, the coordinating between the various consultants and designers to make sure the vision of the park is maintained by the project, assistance in procurement of Skate Designer/ contractors, and  together with Sub surfers, plot and plan the so-called ditch. In addition, VIDA investigated the potential of an indoor hall in the park.

The vision for an expanded Högdalen Skatepark is to be Europe’s largest and best designed skateboard area, suitable for all categories of riders (novice, amateur and professional riders) in all disciplines / riding styles. The concept of the Park with various parks within has given the name:

- ”Highvalley Skate World”

Within the field, the intention is to place the various skate parks next to each other, and while distinguishing the parks from each other by building each park for each discipline, they are also given its own individual character in color and form. Common goal for all parks is that they should hold internationally very high standard and serve as Sweden’s foremost forum for skateboarding contests an events.

The vision for the skateboard area is to create four parks (and a Flatland Plaza), all weaved together by a skateable Street walkway.

- Bowl Ride Skatepark (including Flatland plaza)
- Street Plaza Skatepark
- Pool Skatepark
- Ditch Skatepark

In addition, it is possible to construct an indoor park in the concrete, with skateable walls and ceilings.

photos by VIDA copyright vida AB 2012