Namibia’s first inclusive skatepark opened in Windhoek on 23 February 2018.
In a cooperative venture involving Global Experience Münster, Global Experience Namibia, two UNESCO schools (Schillergymnasium and Primusschule) in Münster, Germany, and the aid organisation ‘skate-aid’, this unique facility has been built at the National Institute for Special Education (NISE). The Cologne ‘Betonlandschaften’ firm designed the skatepark, working on a voluntary basis.
The skatepark in Namibia‘s capital of Windhoek is located in Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street near the city centre. In the wider neighbourhood […]
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Between an old signal tower, the street Ringstraße, a newly planned police station and a railway embankment is an unused lawn located. On this area shall the new sports park be constructed.
The leisure offer is aimed primarily at children and young people who play on the facility, climb, cycle, skate, boulder and play beach handball. The old signal tower is integrated into the concept and provides users also a rich offer for leisure activities.
The old signal tower will remain. The natural stone base is creatively addressed at several points in the new facility to achieve a connected material and form language.
The Wheelpark, as he is called by the young people, lies in an area in the recreation park Wiehl, not 50 meters from the banks of the river Wiehl. Yamato Living Ramps constructs the facility.
The 1100m² skatepark will be built into the hillside with in-situ concrete. The design was developed together with the locals in several workshops.
On several levels the skatepark offers plenty of variety and excitement. Especially the two pools which are connected with a Spine. In addition, an extensive street area offers much potential as it includes Ledges, Curbs and rails.
The “8th World Wonder” in Afghanistan, people saw coming towards them: The first concrete skatepark with additional sport facilities in Karokh has been completed.
In cooperation with Skate-Aid and Dr. Rupert Neudeck (co-founder and chairman of the International Peace Corps ‘Grünhelme e. V.‘) a concrete park at a school for 7500 students in Karokh, Afghanistan, was completed in April 2010.
A new 2,000 m² concrete skate- and bikepark will be built. The design has been developed in several workshops with the local young people from Muelheim. In several construction site visits, the design and the construction progress were regularly communicated. Details were discussed and agreed on with the skaters and bikers.
On 14.01.2018 the Team Skate-Aid started their journey to Windhoek, Namibia. The construction of a skatepark in Namibia, Windhoek was imminent. Together with a team of locals, the voluntaries built a skatepark for an SOS Children’s Village in recent weeks. The area was set by the mayor of the city and is for all kids, who are in mood for skating have public access.
For the past few days, the skate-Aid team has been spending time teaching the kids how to skate, so they can do some tricks on the opening.
Today on the 23.02.2018 is the ceremony, after six weeks of hard work.
In the township of Sonsbeck nearby the Niederrhein, the skate park in the playground and sports field on Parkstraße is to be renewed as part of a LEADER project. LEADER was launched by the EU as a support program for sustainable rural development. In this program, there is something special that all citizens of the region can help to shape the development process. The reason for this is the unsatisfactory leisure offer for children and young people in the region. In the Eastern part of the SV Sonsbeck is already a skate park, which is outdated and heavily worn. The new skate park will be located on the area of the existing skate park. This should be harmoniously integrated into the surrounding landscape and maintain a modern design. In addition to the SV Gerolzhofen, there is also the sports park Willy-Lemkens. This creates a large area with many different sports facilities.
A barrier-free design should address different user groups. Through two participation workshops children and adolescents, who were already involved in the development of the project idea, are invited to participate. The children and adolescents form the primary target group of the project, and only by participating can the project be designed according to needs.
The city of Gerolzhofen plans to build a sports park for children, adolescents and athletes. This was given as part of a planning competition to maier landscape architecture. The designated area for this is located in the Schallfelder Straße. Next to the football pitch of the FC Gerolzhofen there is a parking lot, which is to be rebuilt for this sports park.
In this park there is going to be space for a skate park, a pump track, a street ball field and a Calisthenicsanlage. The skatepark will have a size of 240 m² and be built of concrete. The local scene would like to see quarters at different heights, a jumpbox, a bank and a pyramid with Ledge and Rail. The pump track will be made of asphalt and has an area of about 280m².
The Calisthenicsanlage is used to train with your own body weight on specious of sports equipment. In order to give this device sufficient fall protection, the ground will consist of wood chippings. The streetball field will be built on asphalt, on an area of 10×10 m, with a basketball net.
the skatepark Kigali in Rwanda could be completed in April 2016. This project was realized in cooperation with SOS Children’s Villages and the AssociationSkate-Aid.
The Children of the near SOS Children’s Village elementary school can play and skate freely. Furthermore, the skate park is open to all other Children and young adults in the region.
The newly formed skatepark is not only meeting place, but also provides the children and young people the opportunity to improve their own athletic skills and grow together as a community. Different origin, religion or skin color are unimportant in the skate sport. Thus a completely new feeling of togetherness is embossed.
In connection with the rearrangement of the new bike park in Wilnsdorf, we planned a 200m2 concrete pool. We designed it for an association called Förderverein Skateranlage Wilnsdorf e.V. Since over 10 years the association is busy with the structural maintenance, after a long time they got the financial support to start with the rearrangement.
The start of the new concrete pool was on the 21.08.2017. A small part of the concrete pool was build by the association, but the bigger part was made by a professional company. The design was made in cooperation by Dietsches O.M.S.A. One important characteristic of the concrete pool is the waterfall, which has a height difference from 1,7m to 2,3m. Next to the waterfall, we build a Hip to skip between the levels. Across from the Hip the skaters have the possibility to do creative lines.
The RennbahnPark (Horse Race Track Recreation Park) opened in 2010. The park offers not only horse racing and shooting festivals but also year-round recreational activities. Now the Skatepark Neuss will extend these leisure activities with 700m².
The Horse Race Track Recreation Park is centrally located in close proximity to the shopping area and the port, which also experiences increasing use by recreational activities. The design of the skatepark was matched in a series of workshops with the local youth. The higher ground level includes a spacious flat driving surface and a Kidney Bowl as well as a taco.
The lower level of the skate parks reminiscent of a street course. This skate park offers many different possibilities of use due to its two different levels, and the various individual elements. Beginners and advanced skaters will find many possibilities in this park.
Skateparks are very attractive vehicles for development cooperation for a variety of reasons. They promote social and integrative skills, as well as coordination and sensory-motor skills. Unlike classical club sports, the emphasis here is on self-organisation and group cohesion. They therefore represent a very good means of selfhelp: instead of competitiveness, cooperation is encouraged and is lastingly anchored in society.