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Coleman Oval Skate Park in Manhattan, New York by HAO / Holm Architecture Office

October 8th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: HAO / Holm Architecture Office

HAO / Holm Architecture Office invited to participate in the Coleman Oval Skatepark Competition.

HAO / Holm Architecture Office along with five other New York design offices have been invited to participate in the re-design of the Coleman Oval Skate Park and the master planning of the Coleman Oval Park. The competition is sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, which received a TKTK grant from for the redesign of the park.

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  • Architect: HAO / Holm Architecture Office
  • Name of Project: Coleman Oval Skate Park
  • Location: Coleman Oval Park, Manhattan, NY
  • Program: Playground, Skate Park, Public Park, Stage, Dog Run, Base Ball Field    & Sports Program
  • Type: Invited Competition

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  • Size: 14.400 SF Skate Park & 35.000 SF Park / 1300 M2 Skate Park & 3250 M2 Park
  • Client: Architecture for Humanity & Steve Rodriguez / 5boro
  • Collaborators: Niklas Thormark
  • Status: Ongoing
  • HAO / Holm Architecture Office Team: Jens Holm, Niklas Thormark


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The Coleman Oval Park, situated partly under the Manhattan Bridge, has long suffered from lack of exposure, little upkeep, and the “off the beaten path” factor.

By re-imagining the park and developing its program specifically to suit the unique character and demographic mix of the surrounding neighborhood, Coleman Oval Park has the potential to become a true focal point for the local community.


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With the new skate park as the cornerstone of the revitalization of the Coleman Oval Park, we propose a plug-and-play design strategy that can be developed in phases while still establishing a strong overall, comprehensive design strategy.

“By creating a park that emphasizes and underlines local diversity Coleman Oval Park has the potential to become a one of a kind city park, simply by accommodating the potential of the dense urban area it sits within: the secret is in the mix,” said Jens Holm, founder, HAO.


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About HAO / Holm Architecture Office

HAO / Holm Architecture Office is an international design collective founded by Danish architect Jens Holm.

HAO focuses on creating strong working collaborations with clients and designers through an open and inclusive design process. We believe that collaboration on all levels of the design process leads to better ideas and exciting projects.

We believe in the mix, both in our work and in the people we collaborate with. We approach all projects from the starting point that through dialogue and exploration new and interesting ideas will emerge.


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