With the skate facility on the Geeste, the offer for exercise in the open space is supplemented by another gem and a gap in the skate area in Bremerhaven is closed.
After a long search, the city of Bremerhaven has found a location for the new skate park and made the construction possible. In cooperation with the ISBIB initiative and the horticultural office, the design, content and layout of the new facility were worked out in the draft. From autumn 2019 to spring 2020 the skate park was built by the company Yamato Living Ramps and is currently waiting for its grand opening with all participants.
Thematically, the skate park is oriented towards the nearby harbour area. Basic elements like ramps, quarterpipe, manual pad or jersey barrier give the place its movement and driving lines. Original individual elements such as bollards, harbour ramps and graphic structures complement the park to create an exciting place at the edge of the harbour.
+ Format: Transparent Planning Office
In order to make participation processes in public space more accessible and easier for all parties to understand, we have developed the format of the transparent planning office. Here public planners and citizens come together directly at a (working) table not only to discuss ideas, but also to test their professional feasibility and to promote an understanding of feasibility limits: "Take a look at the plan here, where should it go, the city forest in the pedestrian zone? We can draw it in together..."
The arrangement and alignment of seating, paths made of clinker bricks that extend into the skating area, as well as a consciously restrained design of the green spaces with individual solitary trees integrate the park into its surroundings as if it had always been at this location. A lighting system enables the use of the areas even in the darker season.