Nike EHQ Homecourt Skate Landscape

Architect
F31
Location
Haarlem, The Netherlands | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Skateparks

Nike EHQ Homecourt Skate Landscape

F31 as Architects

Many traditional sports typically operate within a set of rules on a regulated ‘court’. Skateboarding is different, it can be done anywhere with a hard surface, skateboarders often interpret the urban environment in creative and unique ways which are personal, stylistic and technical.

photo_credit Marcel Veldman
Marcel Veldman

The Nike skate landscape is an authentic and inclusive location specially designed to provide skateboarders with a stimulating creative canvas. The diffused edge between skateboarding forms and the public realm identifies skateboarding as a borderless activity. This new kind of hybrid zone is inviting for all users and is a progressive approach to public space, leaving a legacy for others to follow.

photo_credit Marcel Veldman
Marcel Veldman

It has been named a skate landscape because of its combination between traditional- and skateboard architecture. The skate landscape is intended as a public space that incorporates various skate-able elements that are based on topologies that have shaped skateboarding over the past decades, and as such, creating a new paradigm in landscape architecture.

photo_credit Marcel Veldman
Marcel Veldman

The Aalto sculpture is the centrepiece and an iteration of Rich Holland’s installation in the the Kiasma museum of modern art  The form of the ‘kidney blobs’ are inspired by Alvar Aalto’s seminal 1939 Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, Finland, which features the world's first kidney shaped swimming pool. According to Avery Trufelman @ 99% invisible (Episode 370) this inspired a whole stream of bowls in California which were skated on by the early pioneers of skateboarding. Essentially, the negative space of such bowls are the forms of the Kidney Blobs. The hat dish is inspired by a public sculpture in Israel’s Plaza in Copenhagen (Cobe + Sweco).

photo_credit Marcel Veldman
Marcel Veldman

The skate landscape is a continuation of exploration on how skateboarding can be intertwined into our cities, it is in contrast to fenced or segregated skateparks, skate plazas, and the idea that skateboarding should be done in a specific enclosed space. The landscape is freely accessible daily.

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