Göttingen's Sparkassen-Arena skatepark is a street-style skatepark designed with flow-lines in mind. Multiple features on rather compact 920m2, innovative obstacle shapes and varied materials and styles on edges let no room for boredom. Hone on single tricks or pump endless flow-lines – at Sparkassen-Arena you can have both – for days! Various curb, ledge, rail and manual variations offer a lot of variety for real street-lovers. ATV's enjoy the many options the park has to offer.
Lower slopes ("banks") in our design offer beginners the opportunity to take their first steps on their ride of choice (skateboarding, BMX, scooters, etc.).
The same elements also serve to create and maintain momentum. Utilizing the bowled corner elements skilled riders can circle the full park – no predetermined paths, no feet on the ground. On closer inspection, each element – each ramp, each curb, each rail and each edge – offers particular refinements and incentives: e.g. different materials for edgings: steel, concrete and granite - each in different textures (round / angular, different curvatures); different rounding radii and tilt angles of quarterpipe, bench and bowl elements.
The color scheme of the park is kept deliberately discreet: Apart from white grind / sliding edges, the three gray tones of the surrounding pavement slabs are picked up in pigmented concrete of individual park elements.
The drainage of the park area runs over a slope to the west side in the direction of the leash. The multifield is drained via a drainage system. Both flows into the gully in north-west.
Photos: Milde, Bo, Endboss
All concrete surfaces are immediately reworked with water-binding Ecobeton Pavishield Sealer, which penetrates the surface. This reduces concrete abrasion and increases durability.
Due to the inferior surface quality we decided not to include the multifeld in the actual skatepark area. Nevertheless, our design offers through drivable benches and slopes for this area a certain "appreciation" from a skateboarder point of view and can be used by the spatial delimitation also to "flatland" driving in the "traffic calmed area" with.
Client: City of Göttingen
Place: Göttingen, GER