The challenge for the design for construction phase 2 in Freiburg's Dietenbachpark Skatepark was to sensibly connect to the existing building from phase 1, to compensate for its weaknesses and omissions and to hand them in later.
It was particularly important for us to take all locals - especially those with bad experiences from phase 1 - with us and to implement their ideas in phase 2 in the best possible way. This was followed by intensive, multi-stage workshops and a close exchange with the local skateboard club.
The well-intentioned approaches from phase 1 were refined by meaningful extensions and offered all around what the park had been missing so far; this is the mission. Planned for Phase 2 is a replica of the Arto Saari Bowl, very faithfully mirrored in detail, smaller step sections with bench edging, many crank and manual gimmicks, DSS fence ride, beginner miniramp section and, and, and, and... Everything, of course, as always arranged and coordinated with the flow idea in mind.
Construction phase 2 comes chic with solid-coloured concrete details, varied rail formats, the perforated fence ride, the Arto bowl with special elliptical radii and lots of emphasis on the surrounding greenery.
+ Method: 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..."
Photos: Marc Doradzillo